Brazilian Plume, Jacobinia (Red) - Plant
Common name: Spicy Justicia, Mexican Honeysuckle, Orange Plume Flower, Muicle, Mohintli, Firecracker Flowe
Color: White with showy red bracts
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 6.00 to 8.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
).An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.Before you plant, be sure that you choose varieties proven in your climate.
Sunlight: ull sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 18-20° C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Diligently water your plants.
- Soak the entire root zone at least twice a week in dry summer weather.
- Avoid frequent shallow sprinklings, which won’t reach the deeper roots and may encourage fungus.
- plants do best with 90 inches of rain per year, so unless you live in a rain forest, water regularly.
- plants love water—but don’t drown them.
Containers. Houseplant. May be difficult to locate in commerce. Where winter hardy, it is often grown as a screen or hedge.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems. Susceptible to mealybugs and scale.
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