Bring the Brightness to Your Garden with Crossandra Yellow Firecracker Flower Kanakambaram Plant
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Original price Rs. 299.00
Current price Rs. 199.00
- Common name:
- Crossandra Yellow
- Regional name:
- Marathi - Aboli
- Shrubs, Groundcovers, Flowering Pot Plants
- Acanthaceae or Crossandra or Thunbergia family
Crossandra, also known as the firecracker flower or yellow flower, is a tropical plant native to southern India and Sri Lanka. It belongs to the Acanthaceae family and is admired for its vibrant, long-lasting flowers and low maintenance requirements. The plant is an excellent choice for both indoor and outdoor gardens, adding a splash of color to any setting.
- Location: Crossandra thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. Ensure the chosen location has well-draining soil to prevent root rot.
- Soil: The ideal soil mix for Crossandra is a combination of equal parts loam, peat, and sand. The soil should be well-draining and slightly acidic, with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5.
- Spacing: Plant Crossandra at least 12-18 inches apart to allow for proper airflow and growth.
- Watering: Crossandra prefers consistently moist soil but is susceptible to root rot, so avoid overwatering. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch.
- Fertilizing: Feed your Crossandra every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half-strength.
- Pruning: Regularly prune your plant to encourage bushier growth and remove any dead or damaged foliage.
- Temperature: Crossandra prefers temperatures between 60-75°F (15-24°C). Protect the plant from drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations.
- Humidity: As a tropical plant, Crossandra enjoys high humidity levels. Maintain humidity by placing the plant on a tray filled with pebbles and water or using a humidifier.
- Pests: Crossandra can be susceptible to common pests like spider mites, aphids, and whiteflies. Inspect your plant regularly for signs of infestation and treat with insecticidal soap or neem oil as needed.
- Ornamental Value: Crossandra's bright yellow flowers and attractive foliage make it an excellent addition to any indoor or outdoor garden.
- Low Maintenance: This plant requires minimal care and is relatively easy to grow, making it suitable for beginner gardeners.
- Air Purification: Crossandra is known to help purify the air, removing toxins and improving indoor air quality.
- Long Bloom Time: The plant has a long blooming period, providing continuous color and interest throughout the growing season.