10 Crossandra Infundibuliformis seeds of an orange colored flower, ‘Crossandra Infundibuliformis’ grown organically in my garden.
This plant is native to Sri Lanka and southern India and features narrow, oblong leaves and pale, peachy or coral flowers. They are tropical plants with showy blooms grown as bedding plants in tropical and subtropical areas and annuals in more northern areas.
While less commonly grown indoors, few plants can be relied on to provide this kind of flowering show under poor light conditions. If you meet their requirements for moisture and light, they are sure to reward.
Pollinators such as butterflies and dragonflies are attracted to the colorful blossoms. It is propagated by seeds or cuttings.
Common names: Crossandra infundibuliformis, Orange Crossandra, Orange Marmalade, Firecracker, Justicia infundibuliformis L., Crossandra undulifolia, Crossandra Tropic Flame, Aboli
Classification: Evergreen perennial shrub
Bloom Season: Late spring to late summer
Watering: Medium – do not allow the soil to dry out.
Climate: heat-tolerant, cold-sensitive, tropical
Soil Type: Well-drained, loamy
Sunlight: Partial Shade
Soil pH: 5.8 – 6.2