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Brazilian plume, Jacobina (Pink) - Plant

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It is a beautiful tropical flowering shrub that displays gorgeous clusters of pink or white flowers that look like fireworks. Its a common, easy-to-grow plant in tropical areas like Southern Florida, and jacobinia is also gaining in popularity as a container gardening plant in the North for its beautiful flowers and no-fuss nature.

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About Brazilian plume

Catharanthus roseus (Vinca) also known as the Madagascar periwinkle or rosy periwinkle or Sadabahar is grown as an ornamental plant in the garden. This is a 1m tall perennial herb with oppositely arranged leaves.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Flamingo Flower
Maximum Reachable Height 24 to 36 in. (60 to 90 cm)
Flower Colour Pink
Bloom Time Mid Spring,Late Spring/Early Summer,Mid Summer,Late Summer,Early Fall,Blooms repeatedly
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

Pinch off the tip of each growing stem in spring when the plant begins actively growing. Tip removal encourages branching and leads to a fuller plant.

Brazilian plume care

Plant jacobinia in shaded, well drained beds having richsoil. Work organic matter, such as compost, into the soil prior to planting to improve soil quality and drainage.

Sunlight Partial to Full Shade
Watering Average Water Needs,Water regularly do not overwater
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 18 to 20 degrees C.
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Brazilian plume special feature

Catharanthus roseus is used as an anticancer agent. It is most effective for the treatment of lung cancer.

Brazilian plume uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • Catharanthus roseus is a tropical plant used for medicinal purpose
  • The plant contains 2 types of active compound such as alkaloid and tannins
  • The plant contains resperine
  • The plant has a long history of use as medicine in Ayurveda and Unani

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Brazilian plume?

Brazilian plume is commonly known as Flamingo Flower

How tall do Brazilian plume grow?

On average Brazilian plume grows 24 to 36 in. (60 to 90 cm)

What color are Brazilian plume?

A Brazilian plume plant bears flowers of color Pink

When Brazilian plume blooms?

With enough light, Brazilian plume may produce Pink flowers in Mid Spring,Late Spring/Early Summer,Mid Summer,Late Summer,Early Fall,Blooms repeatedly

How hard is Brazilian plume to grow?

A Brazilian plume is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Brazilian plume need?

A Brazilian plume prefers Partial to Full Shade

How much water does a Brazilian plume need?

A Brazilian plume prefers watering Average Water Needs,Water regularly do not overwater

What kind of soil does a Brazilian plume need?

A Brazilian plume prefers Well-drained soil

What temperature does a Brazilian plume like?

A Brazilian plume prefers 18 to 20 degrees C.

How often should I fertilize my Brazilian plume?

To encourage Brazilian plume growth, Apply any organic fertilizer

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