150 (200)cm, Red Okra or Red Lady Finger is an annual to short-lived perennial with utmost beautiful, large pale lemon-yellow flowers above deeply lobed reddish leaves and up to 20cm long, deep red, finger-like seed capsules. These are taken unripe, watered for several hours, cooked and added to various traditional dishes from Africa to the Middle East and India as a vegetable. For any rich, well drained substrate in full sun and sufficient watering in summer at a minimum of some 20°C. Best cultivated as an annual vegetable at a constantly rather high temperature in a greenhouse or wintergarden. Not only for the edible fruits but for the color this is a splendid ornamental plant as well. VII-IX.