Firecracker Plant Seed - Crossandra Tropic Flame Flower Seeds

Crossandra - Tropic Flame

Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 10 - 11

Height: 10 inches

Bloom Season: Late spring to late summer

Bloom Color: Orange

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well-drained, loamy, pH 5.8 - 6.2

Deer Resistant: Yes

House Plant: Yes

Latin Name: Crossandra Infundibuliformis

Planting Directions

Temperature: 78 - 82F

Average Germ Time: 7 - 10 days

Light Required: No

Depth: 1/8th inch

Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 8 - 10 inches

Crossandra (Crossandra Infundibuliformis Tropic Flame) - Start some Crossandra flower seeds and bring a "bang" of color to your landscape or your home. It is native to India and Sri Lanka, and features clusters of tubular flowers and glossy textured, oval leaves.

Great House Plant

Known as the Firecracker Flower or Kanakambaram, this flowering house plant is easy to grow, loves heat and humidity, and does well in partial shade.

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Crossandra seed | tropic flame

How to grow

How To Grow Crossandra From Seed: Start Crossandra seeds indoors at any time. Very lightly cover the flowers seeds with a sprinkling of soil. Maintain warm temperatures for best germination.

Blooms can appear 4 months after sowing. Treat as an annual or a container plant in areas with frosts. Bring container indoors, and the Firecracker plant will brighten up your interior during the winter months.

  • Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 10 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees, butterflies and dragonflies
  • Depth: 1/8 inch
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Flower Specifications

Crossandra care includes keeping the soil moist and applying a balanced fertilizer every month, spring through fall. For indoor use, mist the leaves regularly.

  • Height: 10 inches
  • USDA Zones: 10 - 11
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes