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Crossandra undulifolia

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Features

  • BloomsApril
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourOrange-pink
  • Leaf ColourGlossy

Description

Crossandra undulifolia. A compact upright evergreen perennial shrub native to Southern India and Sri Lanka. Has lanceolate, glossy mid green leaves and spikes of orange-pink flowers in spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Africa, India and Sri Lanka

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • 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

Whitefly maybe troublesome.

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