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Crossandra infunibuliformis 'Fireglow' (Firecracker flower)

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Plant description

crossandra infunibuliformis fire glow 1

crossandra infunibuliformis fire glow 2

A beautiful shrub with glossy green leaves which set off the vivid bright orange flowers well. It will take the humidity of northern tropical areas as well as heat, and will flower in part shade as well as full sun. A great plant for container growing, for indoors, patios and courtyards. Fertilise regularly with liquid fertiliser or use a slow release fertiliser to encourage flowering. Drought tolerant once established, but frost tender.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres

Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Slow release fertiliser.

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