Scientific name: Crossandra infundibuliformis

Description: A shrubby plant growing up to 2 feet tall. The glossy, lance-shaped, undulate, dark green leaves are 2-5 inches long and up to 2 inches wide, narrowing toward the 1/2- to 1-inch long leafstalk. The tube-shaped blossoms flare out into a flattened, five-lobed disk. Flower color varies from orange-red to salmon pink, but always with a yellow “eye”.

Light: Medium light during active growth period; some direct sunlight during winter

Temperature: Cannot tolerate temperatures below about 65 degrees F

Methods of propagation: Tip cuttings

Comment: The blooming season is from late winter to late autumn, but can be extended even further into winter with proper care.

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