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Plume Flower

Justicia carnea

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Plume Flower is a plant which belongs to the Justicia (Water willow) genus.

Blooms in flushes from early summer to late autumn.
Regular dead-heading helps promote new blooms.
Early spring pruning stops plant from becoming leggy and encourages fresh growth and more blooms.

an Evergreen grower, it will keep its leaves throughout the year.

Plume Flower normally grows with a bush-like habit to a mature height of 1.50 metres (that's 4.88 feet imperial). This plant tends to bloom in late summer.

Paraguay is believed to be where Plume Flower originates from.

As Plume Flower is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

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

How to grow Plume Flower

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Happy in low light, but will also grow in sunny spots.
Stands neglect but appreciates occasional watering and feeding.

Position in a partial sun location and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 9 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil is loamy and has a ph of between 5.5 and 7.5 as Plume Flower is a weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil loving plant. Keep in mind when planting that Plume Flower is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors.

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

Growing Plume Flower from seed

Most easily propagated from cuttings

Transplanting Plume Flower

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

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Plume Flower Etymology

Genus named after James Justice, an 18th cent. botanist.
Carnea means flesh-coloured.

Other names for Plume Flower

Jacobinia carnea

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