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Crossandra

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Crossandra

Crossandra infundibuliformis

This tropical plant from India and Sri Lanka offers a welcome orange, salmon or yellow to the filtered-light area. In addition to the flowers that are practically non-stop for the entire season, the foliage also offers added interest. The leaves are glossy and most striking. As the plant grows, keep it deadheaded and pinched back; it will maintain a bushy shape and keep blooming with each new flush of growth.

Firecracker Flower

Regional Names
  • Gujarati:
    અબોલી
  • Hindi:
    अबोली, प्रियदर्श
  • Kannada:
    ಕನಕಾಂಬರ, ಆಬ್ಬೊಲಿಗೆ
  • Malayalam:
    കനകാംബരം, പ്ര്യദര്ശിനീ
  • Marathi:
    अबोली, आबुली
  • Nepali:
    प्रियदर्शिनी
  • Tamil:
    கனகாம்பரம், செம்பயிரவப்பூண்டு, பவளக்குறிஞ்சி, திண்டியம்
  • Telugu:
    కనకాంబరాలు
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Taxanomy

LAMIALES
ACANTHACEAE
Crossandra infundibuliformis

Quick Facts
  • In South India, this is the favourite flowers of ladies to put in their hair.
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