‘Red Beauty’ Cotton plants make a splash

black leaved cotton plant

The Red Beauty cotton plant is a show-stopper. It grows fast and is easy to grow. It germinates and comes up in 4 to 5 days if the weather is hot. 160 days. It is a bushy plant that grows up to 3- 4 feet tall. The leaves are heart shaped and showy. It bears gorgeous green and red leaves and stems that create a pretty look. The large hibiscus-like flowers come up in 45 days of sowing and are pink to red.

The flowers are a treat to watch as they bloom. The flowers metamorph into large oval bolls which eventually turn to white fluffy cotton if the weather permits. Many gardeners just grow them to provide a striking contrast in the garden and admire the pretty flowers.