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Justicia carnea - Brazilian Plume Flower


Justicia carnea - Brazilian Plume Flower (Justicia carnea - Brazilian Plume Flower)

Brazilian Plume flower is one of the easiest plants to grow. I used to have dozens. It blooms off-and-on all year. This plant is growing in the Botanical Building in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. on Sept. 29, 2010.



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Ooh yes.... very nice!

14 Oct, 2010

 

Even more spectacular now there bigger pictures :o)))

14 Oct, 2010

 

Very nice.

14 Oct, 2010

 

Meanie:

You should see very large, old plants...they can be very spectacular in bloom! ...looking like big pink candelabras.

14 Oct, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

I agree. This new GoY format has bigger pics...just still getting used to it though. : > )

14 Oct, 2010

 

Alexandramou

Thanks! : >)

14 Oct, 2010

 

Not frost hardy I presume!!

14 Oct, 2010

 

Meanie:

This plant is very strange. It is always reported hardy to only 28F/ -2C. It is much, much hardier than that though. If it's grown in a very shaded, protected spot -- I think it should survive down to 22F/ -5.5C. My plants survived (without any damage at all) this temp in the great freeze of 1990 (worst freeze ever recorded) in the San Francisco Bay Area.

It can be grown as an annual, then take cuttings in late summer or early fall...as they grow very easily from cuttings.

15 Oct, 2010

 

Oh dear! I wish that you'd said no!

15 Oct, 2010

 

Meanie:

Okay...it will not grow there. LOL! :>)

15 Oct, 2010

 

I prefer the green background to the white for the text it was less harsh ..

15 Oct, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

I don't mind the white background...but the text is not dark or bold enough.

15 Oct, 2010

 

Its very definitely pink Meanie...safe from you is it? Lovely pic Delonix, all your plants are so lush!

15 Oct, 2010

 

Fallen inlove with this one, smashing photos Delonix......I like the white background too, odd when one types it is dark then it changes on the page!!

15 Oct, 2010

 

Tetrarch:

Thanks! This is the time of year when many of the tropical plants start blooming such as: orchids, Hong Kong Orchids trees, Calliandra, Tibouchina, many species of Eucalytus, Dombeya, Aloes, and the list goes on and one.

16 Oct, 2010

 

Dottydaisy2:

Thanks!

Is this plant available for sale where you live?
It's available in white and red, although red is not very common anymore. I'll post a pic of the white variety soon.

16 Oct, 2010

 

Have not seen it for sale....

17 Oct, 2010

 

That is beautiful........

17 Oct, 2010

 

Tetrarch - it may be pink, but I do like this. Obviously a nice deep crimson (like Lobelia Tupa maybe) would be perfect!

17 Oct, 2010

 

Dottydaisy2:

If you know someone who has a plant - you can get some cuttings. I just got some cuttings of this plant yesterday (Oct. 16, 2010) from a previous neighbor.

18 Oct, 2010



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