The Peruvian Wild Petunia (Ruellia chartacea) is a flowering perennial plant in the Acanhaceae family. It is also known as the Red Shrimp Plant.
It is native to South America.
It can be a climber or a shrub.
It is a gangly plant with showy, red flowers, large leaves, and a woody stem. Each branch ends in a tuft of bracts that turn red with funnel-shaped or tubular flowers.
The Peruvian Wild Petunia blooms from January to February, March to April, and May to June.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden Hothouse, Paris, November 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls