Brazilian Plume, Jacobinia (Red) - Plant
Description for Brazilian Plume, Jacobinia (Red)
Justicia carnea, with common names including Brazilian plume flower, Brazilian-plume, flamingo flower, and jacobinia is a flowering plant in the family Acanthaceae.The perennial plant is native to the Atlantic Forest ecoregions of eastern Brazil.
It produces a never ending show of large spikes of brightly colored, tubular flowers from spring to fall.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Jacobinia, Brazilian plume, King s crown, plume flower||Reddish-orange||July to September||1.50 to 2.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Jacobina should be grown on rich, well drained soil that receives ample moisture in a location shaded from full-day. Although tender to frost, plants will grow back quickly in springtime in USDA hardiness zones 8 and 9. Prune during the growing season only to remove spent flowers or occasionally pinch to stimulate branching. Since flowers form in new growth, prune early in the spring in order to not reduce flower display. Older plants benefit from rejuvenation type pruning where most of the taller stems are cut back to a node close to the ground..
If this is performed each year, plants will last for many years.Enjoys a dappled sun / full shade position in your garden. The USDA Zones typically associated with Brazilian plume flower are Zone 8 and Zone 11. Keep in mind when planting that Brazilian plume flower is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.
|Full sun||well-drained soil||Medium||60-75F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Brazilian Plume
- Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Brazilian plume flower is a tender plant.These estimates for how long Brazilian plume flower takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.
Typical uses of Brazilian Plume
Special features: Containers or hanging baskets.
Culinary use: na
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
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