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Products > Plants - Browse By Region > Crossandra infundibuliformis
 
Crossandra infundibuliformis - Firecracker Flower

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus¹)
Origin: India (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Salmon
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 1-3 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): High Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32° F
Crossandra infundibuliformis (Firecracker Flower) - A tropical shrub that grows to 2-3 feet tall in frost-free locations. It has 3 to 5 inch long acuminate wavy leaves and 5 to 6 inch tall spikes of salmon-colored tubular flowers that have spreading lobes. Plant in part shade to full sun and irrigate regularly in a medium well-drained soil. This plant is often used as a house plant or hedging plant in tropical climates and will remain rich and green only in the warmest winter California gardens - otherwise enjoy this plant for its spring and summer displays. Stems are hardy to about 30° F. Native to southern India and Sri Lanka this plant is called kanakambaram and its flowers are used with jasmine in flower arrangement and to adorn women's hair.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Crossandra infundibuliformis.