3 Gallon
Firecracker / Yellow, Red
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Firecracker / Yellow, Red

Latin Name:

Crossandra infundibuliformis

Plant Type:     

Shrub

Description:

Medium green leaves on a sparsely branched plant that can reach three feet (90cm). Flowers are orange.

Origin:

India

Environment:

Suitable for the home or a greenhouse

Foliage:

No

Flowering:

Yes

Season:

JB

Fragrant:

No

Growing Ease:

Requires a little extra care

Temperature:

60-85°F, 16-29°C

Humidity:

High humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in bright indirect sunlight coming from the South/East/West

Soil Type:

Use a GOOD rich potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well), such as an African violet mix. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite and 2 parts peat or humus (leaf mold). Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Keep the soil evenly moist at all times. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed every two weeks with a water soluble, lime free fertilizer.

Plant Pests:

Prone to aphids, whitefly and spider mites. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Seeds and stem cuttings in the spring through summer. It is best to propagate any type of cuttings or seeds in a mixture of moist peat and perlite. Cover the pot and plant with a plastic bag secured by a rubber band to prevent moisture from escaping. Place in indirect sunlight or under a fluorescent light. Repot in its regular mix after it has been growing for a while.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Mist occasionally with warm water (lime free to avoid leaf staining). Remove dead flowers to prolong the flowering period. Place pebbles or gravel in the drainage dish to hold water and increase the humidity, make sure the pot is sitting on the gravel and not in the water.

Is Genus:

No

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