How to grow Justicia carnea

Justicia carnea growing shrub‎ of the genus Justicia also known as Brazilian plume flower, Flamingo flower, Justicia carnea perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant for the flowers, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-11.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape sometimes with a little twist.

Justicia carnea flower

Flower color red, white or pink in tubular shape that grow on bracts in hive shape.

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How to grow Justicia carnea growing and care:

Moist, rich, well drained 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:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
50-100cm, 20-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun (not if you have very hot summer/ Half shade / Full shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Red, white or pink flowers in tubular shape that grow on bracts in hive shape

Scientific name:

Justicia carnea

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Flower Colors


Ornamental parts

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