Crossandra: Identification, plant Growth and reproduction

Learn about the plant

Crossandra is a genus of around 50 varieties of time tested shrubs and subshrubs from forest margins from the Arabian Peninsula, exotic Africa, Madagascar, India, and Sri Lanka. Crossandra starts to floral when just one or two weeks aged, and also the flowering period lasts from early spring to autumn. The orange blooms are borne along with green blooming surges. Remove lifeless blossoms to prolong the blooming period. Mist regularly.

Plant growth conditions

Natural warmth in the summertime – lowest 60 F in the winter months. Brightly lit up area. Keep well far from sunshine.

Maintain garden compost moistened at all times but never waterlogged. Decrease irrigating in winter. Use gentle, tepid water. Misting is important.

Plant reproduction

Root semi-ripe come cuttings in spring. Work with a rooting hormonal and provide underside warmth. Sow seed at (61 F, 16 C) in the early spring season.