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Aphelandra sinclairiana, Orange Shrimp plant, Coral Aphelandra, Panama Queen

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Aphelandra sinclairiana

Orange Shrimp plant, Coral Aphelandra, Panama Queen
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama
Large shrub 5-10 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The genus Aphelandra has about 200 species of shrubs or herbs native to tropical America. The name is from Greek apheles, solitary, and aner, a male, referring to the single-celled anthers. A very tropical looking tender perennial shrub, up to 10 feet tall (3 m), or more. The rose-red tubular flowers are borne in orange-red bracts on 8 inch long spikes - very unusual color match. The showy spikes are borne terminally, many together. Can be grown outdoors in warm climates. Fleshy leaves get cold damaged with temperatures 40-45F, but the plant recovers easily.


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Aphelandra sinclairiana - Panama Queen

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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot