Amherstia nobilis, is a tropical tree with large, showy orchid like flowers. One of the tropic's most beautifully shaped flowering trees, it is also one of the rarest plants since it does not readily produce seeds. The extravagant flowers are seen hanging from the long inflorescence, or flower stalk, which is bright crimson red at the end. Grow it in full to partial sun in a spacious landscape. It prospers if sheltered from wind and grown where conditions are hot and humid. It is slow-growing overall, but grows best in deep, fertile soil.