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Delete MQ Justicia Brazillian Plume Flamingo Flower Kings Crown Plant

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4 Inch Pots - Mature, well rooted starter size plants, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plant will be a minimum of about 8 to 10 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

Availble Colors:

Pink (Justicia carnea)  White (Justicia alba) and Yellow (Justicia arurea).  Select the color from the drop down menu above.

Justicias or Jacobinas are a part of the plant family of the justicias, which is very big species, and has lots of interesting cultivars. Shrimp Plants are the most well known of the species.

This particular group is a low growing, shade loving perennial shrubs that are great choices for mixed perennial beds as fillesr or to bring color to shady nooks and corners.  They have large pointed oval dark green foliage and low rounded growth habit; maturing at about 24 to 28 inches tall.

As the nights begin to warm into the 60's and 70's, a large fountain like plumes of long slender petals emerge from the terminal ends of the branches and curving outwards.

The bloom cycle is long beginning in the early spring and lasting until early winter in tropical climates.  They lend great interest, texture and color.  Easy to grow, with lots of reward for little effort, Justicias are tropicals and can be grown outdoors in Zones 9, 10, 11 with protection from the occasional frosty morning, well established plants are generally root hardy in Zone 8B, but are occasionally lost in unusually long or cold winters. They can be grown indefinitely as potted plants, and makes a wonderful and thoughtful gifts.

Botanical Name Justicia carnea formerly jacobina carnea
Common Name Brazillian Plume, Kings Crown, Flamingo Plum
Plant Family Acanthaceae
Mature Size 2 1/2 feet
Bloom Color Pink, Yellow, White
Bloom Form Fountain like plume
Bloom Time Perpetual warm season
Zone 9, 10, 11 Root hardy in Zone 8B
Fragrance No
Uses Beds, Borders, Pots, Mixed Perinneals
Key Features Versatile, easy to grow, showy
Grower Notes Available in 3 colors
 

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Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in a tropical to subtropical landscape. 

When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant is larger, then here a few hints for successful growing in the landscape in Zones 9, 10, and 11.  can be grown as a potted plant indefinitely.

  • Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil soil in the full sun. Amend with high quality organic material as needed.
  • Locate in full sun to very lightly dappled shade.
  • Provide supplemental irrigation.
  • Feed a good quality, slow release, bloom boosting fertilize with the initial planting and twice yearly in the early Spring and early Fall thereafter. 
  • Supplement with a water soluble plant food in between feeding.
  • Prune lightly and often when young to encourage branching and after flowering to promote uniform shape and control size.
  • Protect from frost and freeze.

 

 

 

 

 


  • Shipping Weight: 2.3lbs
  • 41 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens


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