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Crossandra infundibuliformis

Common Name(s):
Firecracker flower
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

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.

Foliage:
Glossy green, wavy-margined leaves
Flower:
Unscented, Showy fan-shaped flowers with 3-5 asymmetrical petals. Flower colors range from orange to salmon-orange, apricot, coral, red, yellow, and even turquoise.
Tags:
houseplant, showy flowers, orange flowers, turquoise, salmon flowers, glossy green, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 2911

Crossandra infundibuliformis Crossandra infundibuliformis
Carl Lewis, CC BY - 2.0
Crossandra infundibuliformis Crossandra infundibuliformis
Carl Lewis, CC BY - 2.0
Crossandra infundibuliformis Crossandra infundibuliformis
Luke Mc Guff, CC BY-ND-2.0
Crossandra infundibuliformis Close up of flower
Carl Lewis, CC BY - 2.0
Crossandra infundibuliformis Crossandra infundibuliformis
Carl Lewis, CC BY - 2.0
Crossandra infundibuliformis Yellow flowers
Scott Zona, CC BY-NC-2.0