Crossandra undulaefolia lutea - Plant
Common name: firecracker flower
Color: Apricot to salmon pink
Bloom time: Flowers freely
Height: 1.00 to 3.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Crossandra plants are slow growing, a desirable characteristic in a houseplant. In time, they can reach 3 feet tall when grown in containers. When properly cared for, they are nearly everblooming and look spectacular when planted in terra-cotta-colored pots. You might not want to grow them in clay pots though, because they can never be allowed to dry out.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 50 Â°F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Crossandra infundibuliformis is a member of the Acanthus plant family.
- These are tender perennials with simple, opposite leaves bearing spikes of 1 or 2-lipped bracted flowers.
Crossandra hails from India and and Sri Lanka and requires warm temperatures (50-75 degrees F.
- ) and high humidity to flourish.
- Watering is the most critical aspect of Crossandra plant care.
- Never let the soil completely dry.
Container plant. Houseplant.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems.
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