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About Brazilian Plume

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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Jacobinia, Brazilian plume, King s crown, plume flower
Maximum Reachable Height 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Flower Colour Reddish-orange
Bloom Time July to September
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

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.

Brazilian Plume 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.

Sunlight Full sun
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 60-75F
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Brazilian Plume special feature

Containers or hanging baskets.

Brazilian Plume uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Brazilian Plume?

Brazilian Plume is commonly known as Jacobinia, Brazilian plume, King s crown, plume flower

How tall do Brazilian Plume grow?

On average Brazilian Plume grows 1.50 to 2.00 feet

What color are Brazilian Plume?

A Brazilian Plume plant bears flowers of color Reddish-orange

When Brazilian Plume blooms?

With enough light, Brazilian Plume may produce Reddish-orange flowers in July to September

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 Full sun

How much water does a Brazilian Plume need?

A Brazilian Plume prefers watering Medium

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 60-75F

How often should I fertilize my Brazilian Plume?

To encourage Brazilian Plume growth, Apply any organic fertilizer

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