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'Crossandra' is a plant in the Crossandra genus with a scientific name of Crossandra. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Cerise red and   Banana yellow and   Pastel orange. A type of flower / ornamental, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Crossandra is a great plant to attract birds to your garden.

Madagascar is believed to be where Crossandra originates from.

Crossandra is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Crossandra have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Crossandra

  • Dappled Sun

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They thrive best in bright, indirect sunlight. During summer do not expose them to direct sunlight. In winter give them as much indirect bright sunlight as possible. Very susceptible to drought. Feed a weak liquid fertilizer throughout the growing season and cut back to once a month or so in winter.1

Crossandra likes a position of dappled sun and remember to water often. The USDA Zones typically associated with Crossandra are Zone 9 and Zone 11. Keep in mind when planting that Crossandra is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.

See our list of companion Plants for Crossandra to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Crossandra from seed

Transplanting Crossandra

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Crossandra is a tender plant.

Common Crossandra problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Crossandra plants:

Other names for Crossandra

Crossandra Salisb.

Crossandra care instructions

How long does Crossandra take to grow?

These estimates for how long Crossandra takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!


Popular varieties of Crossandra

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