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Megaskepasma erythrochlamys, Brazilian Plume, Brazilian Red Cloak

Megaskepasma erythrochlamys

Brazilian Plume, Brazilian Red Cloak
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Central America
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The Brazilian Red Cloak is a very showy shrub. It is fast growing and blooms during the winter. Use mulch to keep the soil moist. The red cloak is occasionally attacked by mealy bugs and scales. Check for them. Deadheading the spent flower branches helps controlling the size and keep the red cloak cleaner looking. Feed occasionally with fertilizer for acid-loving plants.





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Megaskepasma erythrochlamys - Brazilian plume

Brazilian plume, Brazilian red cloak - blooming size plants. This small to medium size shrub has large leathery leaves and spike of crimson to mauve flowers. It is amazingly hardy for such tropical looking plant and can survive light freeze without damage.

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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
7 plants in stock
$27.95