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Crossandra infundibuliformis

Other Common Names: Firecracker Flower
Family: Acanthaceae

This tropical species from India and Sri Lanka is a shrubby perennial suitable for adding floral colour to gardens in frost-free climates and to indoor and patio containers in cooler ones.

These plants were discussed in greater detail in the 28-04-2023 edition of Get Results Gardening. If you garden in Australia, especially the warmer regions that allow you to grow tropical and subtropical plants, you will find plenty of other useful information in this weekly email publication. Find out how to get a free trial at In your request email, you can ask to be sent the 28-04-2023 edition containing the crossandra article, as well (Australian residents only.)

Crossanda in the Landscape

The photos are intended to give you an idea of what crossandra looks like and suitable positions in the garden. Click for larger images.

Crossandra infundibuliformis
Regular type
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This one appears to be the cultivar sold in Australia as 'Fire Glow'

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