TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA

Megaskepasma erythrochlamys, Brazilian Plume, Brazilian Red Cloak

Megaskepasma erythrochlamys

Brazilian Plume, Brazilian Red Cloak
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Central America
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

The plant will reach its full size (is a large shrub 5-10 ft tall) in the garden, under full sun or in semi-shade, with regular water. It will bloom constantly, resulting in a profusion of delicate, almost-bicolor flowers, in deep pink, attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. The Brazilian Red Cloak is cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time, when grown in USDA Zone 9-11.

Growing it in a pot in cold regions or in harsh winter climates should be done with extreme care, given its frost tenderness. Make sure to give it a light sheltered spot, protect it from freezing winds, and, if temperatures are below 35F, bring it indoors or in a greenhouse with frost protection if necessary. In cold winter regions, if growing in a pot, use a large pot, as the roots need enough space. If necessary, mulch the pot as well, to keep the soil as warm as possible. If in a very cold climate, you can have these plants in a pot just for the display of flowers during the winter months, and then store the shrubs and replant them the following spring.





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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.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot
5 plants in stock
$29.95