Fire Vine, Parrot's Beak, Golden Lotus Vine

Latin name: Lotus berthelotii
Common name: Fire Vine, Parrot's Beak, Golden Lotus Vine
Plant group:
Green plants
Plant family:
Minimal temperature: 16-18°C (60-64°F)
Optimal temperature: 24-26°C (75-78°F)
Recommended place:
sunny moderate shaded
Plant form:
tree-like, arboraceous
Height: 20 cm (7.8 in.)
Flower color:
Repotting: every 24 months (2 years)
Rarity: no
Black Root Rot (Thielaviopsis basicola)
Origin country:
Cape Verde
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Lotus berthelotii, a species in the genus Lotus of the legume family (Fabaceae). The genus Lotus contains more than 100 species which are commononly called lotus, although they are not related to the Asian water lotus (Nelumbo). It is often called parrot's beak or pelican's beak in the nursery trade, presumably in reference to the shape of the blossoms.


Lotus berthelotii has a silver-haired leaves on trailing stems. It produce scarlet flowers singly or in small groups. It is a trailing shrub good for hanging baskets, or spilling over rock garden walls.