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Justicia carnea - Brazilian Plume Flower Blooming

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

This one was in full bloom at Quail Botanical Gardens. I wish my plant looked so good. lol. Photo taken on Sept. 5, 2017.

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8 Sep, 2017


Thanks! It is.

I used to have one bigger and more spectacular than this one when I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. I think they like it much better up in the SF Bay Area. I used to see them 6 to 8 ft tall and wide with hundreds of flowers. They looked like giant candelabras.

8 Sep, 2017


Wow what a stunning plant and its blooming great to.

8 Sep, 2017


Yes, it is. I have one in the front garden. It's not quite as big as this one...and it should be flowering soon, also.

10 Sep, 2017


Great I shall look forward to seeing yours soon then ?

10 Sep, 2017


It's definitely not as spectacular as this one. Actually, this one is not as spectacular as the ones I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area.

11 Sep, 2017


It might be one day Andy shame the better ones are in San Franscio Bay .

11 Sep, 2017


I think the soil and temps are better for it in the SF Bay Area.

12 Sep, 2017


Yes they do say to get a plant to grow well is mimic its natural enviroment.

13 Sep, 2017


It comes from a tropical climate as an understory plant.

15 Sep, 2017


Ahrr I see so its shaded by other plants.

15 Sep, 2017


Yes, they look so much greener when planted under trees.

15 Sep, 2017


I expect their foliage would get bleached and fade if they were in direct sun light .

15 Sep, 2017


Yes, the leaves will actually just burn in direct hot sun.

18 Sep, 2017


Yes I thought they would its good to have one that likes shade by others as you can have layers of plants .

19 Sep, 2017

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