How to grow Crossandra infundibuliformis

Crossandra infundibuliformis growing subshrub to shrub of the genus Crossandra also known as Firecracker flower, Crossandra infundibuliformis perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, tropic climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 11b+.

Leaves color dark green in elliptic shape with wavy margin, leaves can be bumpy

Crossandra infundibuliformis flower

Flower color can be: red, orange, white or yellow in 3 or 5 petals marge together in hand fan shape.

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Requirements for Crossandra infundibuliformis growing and care:

Moist soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design and dead flowers

Size of the plant:
20-80 cm, 8-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water (don’t let the plant dry)

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full shade with light

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Most of the year

General information about the flower:
Hand fan shape flowers in colors: red, orange, white or yellow in 3 or 5 petals marge together

Scientific name:

Crossandra infundibuliformis

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