Achimenes – Achimenes spp. Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Shop our Growers Choice Subscription! Shop Now Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Hot Water Plant, Achimenes Botanical Name: Achimenes spp., a-KIM-e-nez Decorative Life: Many months to years. Flower Color: Red, Violet, White Availability: Spring, Summer, Year Round Harvest Instructions: Tarantella performs better under interior environments compared to ‘Blue Planet’. Storage Specifics: Always above 55F. Tidbits: From Greek “chemaino”, meaning to suffer from cold.