Holmskioldia sanguinea is a perennial plant belonging to the plant Family Verbenaceae. It is native to tropical Asia. The stem divides near the base and forms long thin branches. The flowers are unique in that they have the shape like a hat or cup and saucer. Thus the plant has common names like cup-and-saucer-plant or mandarin's hat plant. The flower colours range from orange red to pale red or red.