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Crossandra infundibuliformis

Firecracker flower

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.6m to 1.1m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourOrange pink shades
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Crossandra infundibuliformis (Firecracker flower). A compact upright evergreen perennial shrub native to Southern India and Sri Lanka. It has lanceolate, glossy mid green leaves and spikes of orange-pink flowers in spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

India and Sri Lanka

Interest and use

Indoor

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 5C. and will need partial shade or full light with humus-rich well drained soil. For a strong branching system, cut back the flowering growth by at least half in late winter.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the spring or by greenwood cuttings in late spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, red spider mites and if the temperature gets to low there will be lose of leaf.

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