Crossandra - Tropic Flame
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
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.
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
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