Firecracker Flower, Crossandra infundibuliformis

Firecracker Flower

FAMILY:
Acanthaceae

ORIGIN:
Africa and Southeast Asia

DESCRIPTION:
Grows 1 -2 ft.; apricot cone-shaped terminal flowers; ovate to lanceolate, shiny, dark green foliage growing in whorls or opposite

CULTIVATION:
Part shade; evenly moist; deadhead regularly

PROPAGATION:
Seed or stem cuttings; high humidity

COMMENTS:
It’s name is derived from the seed dispersal exploding out when dried

 

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