Crossandra - Yellow Splash
USDA Zones: 10 - 11
Height: 10 inches
Bloom Season: Late spring to late summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
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 Yellow Splash) - Grow Crossandra seeds and enjoy a topical, flowering plant indoors! Very few plants will provide color for a long period of time indoors in bright indirect light, but Crossandra, also called Firecracker Flower, will light up the indoors.
Partial shade plantings
Crossandra, with it's glossy, dark green leaves and clusters of yellow blooms, the Firecracker plant is also great for those partial shade plantings outdoors along with impatiens and coleus.
Crossandra seed | yellow splash
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 regular watering as the plant does not do well if allowed to dry out. If grown in an arid climate or indoors, regular mistings are also beneficial. Soil should be well-draining and fertilizers can be applied through out the growing season. Removing faded blooms will encourage continued blooming.
- Height: 10 inches
- USDA Zones: 10 - 11
- Season: Perennial
- Deer Resistant: Yes