Written by Maggie
Jan 07 2021
Brazilian plume flower, also called justicia carnea, is an evergreen shrub, native to the West Indies to the northern tropical areas of South America. Tree height is 1~2.5m, upright branches, green shoots, mature branches dark brown. Brazilian plume flowers have opposite elliptical leaves, 15~20 cm long, leaf width 8~10 cm. Spices protrude from the branches, green heart-shaped bracts arranged in opposite rows, up to 15 CMS in length. Lip - shaped flowers bright red, lower lip trifid. Flowering period is from summer to autumn. Brazilian plume flowers bloom in summer, the color is like coral, bright and elegant, the red flowers in the sun shine to give extra soft beauty, very suitable for decorating rooms.
Brazilian plume ( justicia carnea ) flowers are originally from Brazil. It is grown all over China. Brazilian plum flower loves warm and humid climate, likes light, does not tolerate cold, grows rapidly in sandy loam rich in organic matter and well drained.
The flower of brazilian plume is about 1.5m tall, and the stem is four-pronged with forked branches. Leaves are opposite, ovate to oblong. The flowers are densely spicate and terminal on a pseudo capedium, up to 12cm long, with oblong red or purplish bracts, corolla up to 6cm long, pinkish purple, with mucous hairs. Flowering period is from June to August. When carrying out Cuttage propagation, summer should be placed outdoors shade shed, avoid strong sunlight, and sprinkle water around the plant, in order to increase air humidity. Greenhouse wintering should be above 12℃. The red inflorescence is larger, the flowering period is long, the temperature suits the four seasons all can blossom, often makes the potted ornamental. Warm areas can be used for summer flower beds or embellish rockery, green space.
Semi-sunshine or full sunshine warm environment, summer sun exposure leaves easy to lose water wilting. Water when the medium is dry or the leaves are weak. The medium was loam rich in organic matter. Long - term synthetic fertilizers are applied once a season from spring to autumn. Strong shearing can be done in winter to control plant height. Propagation using cuttings
Brazilian plume flowers ( justicia carnea ) bloom in summer and autumn, and their red inflorescences are particularly tender under the bright sun. They are common potted ornamental flowers in gardens. Brazilian plume flowers have a long flowering period and are tolerant of shade, making them ideal for interior decoration.