I Love Justicia carnea aka Brazilian plume flower.

Sep 13, 2019 | Gardens

Name: Justicia carnea aka Brazilian plume flower.

Type of Plant: This is a shrub in tropical climates but an annual container plant for those who garden in the northeast.

Why I Love/Hate this plant: This plant grows about two feet tall in a container and has huge pink, fringe-petaled flowers in late summer. It’s showy and an easy plant to save indoors in the winter and grow outside over the summer.

A Word to the Wise: Occasionally a garden center will have this plant but it’s also available online from places such as Logees. Know that early in the summer you might want to pull off the older leaves as they turn yellow. Fertilize this plant when you put it outside in late May, and as the first flowers fade cut them off so that you get a second bloom.

This is one of the easiest tropical plants to keep from year to year. I have had no insect problems inside. Just know that you’ll need to pay attention to the watering if you grow these in a sunny window since they dry out a bit faster than many plants.

The Garden Helper website advises people to fertilize this plant in so that it grows a sturdy and healthy roost system. Place pots of this plant inside over the winter.

The flowers on this Brazilian plume flower are the size of a baseball. Large and showy!

2 Comments

  1. Steve Hardiman

    Hi to really enjoy this plant. However this winter it didn’t Bloom at all. Any suggestions on what happens

    Reply
    • CL Fornari

      Steve,
      Put it outside this summer – it has to go through long days (the summer solstice) in order to flower in the northeast.

      Reply

Leave a Reply to Steve Hardiman Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.

Don`t copy text!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This
Jav 온라인 스트림 H0930-ki220614 타니야마 히로에 FC2-PPV-2977094 【숙녀 교사】마라톤 선수의 체육 교사와 학생 커플의 금단 SEX 찍었습니다. - 부드러운 달콤한 선생님. - 아이 자지에서도 진심으로 절정 SEX 긴장된 복근, 장유 큰 유방이 에로 너무 ぃぃ 좋다! - ! - 어른의 거근으로 자고 씨앗 첨부 VEQ-211 S급 숙녀 컴플리트 파일 사사하라 유리 6시간 게노유키 NOSKN-004 《질 내 사정 문서》 투명감 MAX의 숨겨진 비치딸 와타나베 마오@노스킨즈! SUJI-160 배덕이 흥분을 두배로 하는 금단 형제 질 내 사정 근친 상간 파이 빵 누설 딸 나츠 사노 나츠