Firecracker Flowers 2
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|Scientific Name: Crossandra infundibuliformis|
Family : Acanthaceae
Common names : Firecracker flower
Flowering Season: Throughout the year
Colour : Coral/Apricot, Orange
Native to South India and Srilanka, firecracker is a small evergreen shrub commonly used as a flowering houseplant. This tropical perennial shrub with attractive dark green leaves and bright salmon-orange flower will grow up to 3 to 4 feet tall. The lustrous pointed leaves are 3 to 5 inches long and the flowers bear 4 to 6 inch long spikes, have slender corolla tubes about an inch long and a spreading three to five lobed lip. The flower shades range from the more common orange shade to red and yellow. It can be grown in pots or containers and as a hedge plant. It is cultivated in fields
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I love the composition...2/3's is always my favorite. And DOF is great!