Lotus Vine Plants produce trailing vines with flower clusters at the ends of the stems. The flowers look like a beak or flickering flame. The bright reddish-orange flowers contrast nicely with the silver-gray, needle-like foliage. It is most often grown in containers and hanging baskets. Parrot’s Beak plants grow best in full sun with well-drained soils. The best flowering time is with the cooler weather of spring and early summer. Flowers will stop blooming once the heat of summer arrives.