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End-of-Autumn Downunder - Justicia carnea


By Bernieh

End-of-Autumn Downunder - Justicia carnea (Justicia carnea (Paradise Plant))

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It's looking good! Mine is starting to bloom, also. I'm hoping the snails won't eat the flowers before I can enjoy them.

2 Jun, 2012


Fingers crossed for you. They're too lovely to become snail food!

2 Jun, 2012


Yes, I agree. I checked my plant yesterday and it's just starting to bloom.

When I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, I used to see very old, huge Justicia carnea (about 8ft tall by 8ft wide) blooming and they were extremely spectacular! My largest plants were only 6ft/2m tall when I lived in the Bay Area.
I have never seen the very large plants like in the S. F. Bay Area here in San Diego.

3 Jun, 2012


I've only ever seen the yellow ones reach around 2 metres, but I saw those a lot further south.

4 Jun, 2012


Yes, Justicia aurea (Yellow Jacobinia) can grow to 12ft/3.7m or taller. My plant in the back yard is more than 6ft/2m tall.

4 Jun, 2012

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