Crossandra infundibuliformis 'Fortuna'Firecracker Flower

Tender Shrub

What is Tender Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Susceptible to damage or death at temperatures below 5C.

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Beautiful intense colour

Flowers for months at a time

Attractive shiny foliage

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Please note: This product cannot be delivered outside the United Kingdom.

Height Up to 80cm (31in)
Spread Up to 50cm (20in)

Tender Shrub


full sun

Flowering Months

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Originating in India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Madagascar, the stunning Crossandra is hugely popular and is used in numerous rituals and traditions. Thanks to the vivid colouring of the flowers and the fact that they remain so fresh for so long, blooms are used to decorate the hair and as symbols of prosperity. The plant owes its ‘fortunate’ name to its abundant growth as well as to the strikingly beautiful sheen of the leaves. And the quantity of flowers that this plant produces is truly impressive!

1 x 13cm potted crossandra plant (KB0817)
2 x 13cm potted crossandra plants (KB0818)

How to Grow
Crossandra plants require a moist, well drained soil that is ricjh in organic matter. Position Crossandra on a bright windowsill away from cold draughts and radiators, with a constant temperature above 15C (59F).
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Water Crossandra plants frequently to maintain evenly moist compost. House plants should be fed regularly between March and September when they are in active growth. During the warmest summer months, Crossandra can be moved to a sheltered, sunny spot on the patio, with some protection from the sun during the hottest parts of the day. Return it to a warm position indoors at the end of summer.

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Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3


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