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Crossandra infundibuliformis

Common Name(s):

Description

In temperate regions this plant is cultivated as a houseplant.  The common name "firecracker flower" refers to the seed pods, which are found after the flower has dried up, and tend to "explode" when near high humidity or rainfall.  They need bright light, warm indoor air temperatures, and high humidaity to preform well.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#showy flowers#houseplant#orange flowers#salmon flowers#glossy leaves#tourquoise
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#showy flowers#houseplant#orange flowers#salmon flowers#glossy leaves#tourquoise
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Crossandra
    Species:
    infundibuliformis
    Family:
    Acanthaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Description:
    Fan-shaped flowers with 3-5 asymmetrical petals. Colors range from orange to salmon-orange, apricot, coral, red, yellow and even turquoise.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Glossy green, wavy-margined leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No