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Crossandra infundibuliformis, Crossandra undulifolia Shamrock, Ecbolium viride, Green Shrimp, Green Ice Crossandra, Turquoise Crossandra

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Crossandra infundibuliformis, Crossandra undulifolia Shamrock, Ecbolium viride

Green Shrimp, Green Ice Crossandra, Turquoise Crossandra
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: India and Malaya
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Green unusual flowers. Very rare variety - the turquoise color is extremely rare in the plant world. Crossandras are tropical, evergreen, shrubby plants with oval, deep green leaves, about 2 inches long and compact spikes of lilac, red or yellow, funnel-shaped flowers with prominent bracts. Their height ranges from 6 inches to 3 feet, depending on the variety. Minimum winter temperature of 55 degrees. Old Crossandras can be grown on for several years to form large plants, but they are usually started from seeds or cuttings every year. Repotting should be done in February or March. The main shoots are shortened and sprayed often. When the new shoots form, they are transferred to slightly larger pots. Crossandra infundibuliformis need part shade to full sun. Fertilize monthly with a balanced fertilizer from March to October. Trim the plants often to keep a desired form.


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