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Brazilian Red Cloak


Family: Acanthaceae

A fast-growing, soft-wooded shrub.

Primarily grown for the pinkish-red flower heads which are produced in late summer-autumn.

However, the pale green pleated leaves are also quite attractive and make a good contrast with other tropical foliage.

They can take part sun but look more lush in light shade.

Megaskepasma in the Landscape

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Other Information Online

Megaskepasma erythrochlamys Missouri Botanical Garden
Megaskepasma erythrochlamys Brazilian Cloak. Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Megaskepasma erythrochlamys Pacific flora database of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, USA
Megaskepasma erythrochlamys (Acanthaceae) Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Florida
Megaskepasma erythrochlamy Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney
Brazilian Red Cloak Megaskepasma erythrochlamys. Butterfly Rainforest Plant List, Florida Museum of Natural History
The Genus Megaskepasma Gardening in the Coastal Southeast (Florida)
Megaskepasma erythrochlamys Plantas y flores (in Spanish)

Megaskepasma Brisbane, April 2015



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