Flower Garden – Part XX – Firecracker Flower

Heyy friends.. this is the last one in the series… Its called the Firecracker Flower orย Crossandra infundibuliformis.

It is native to southern India but I believe it can be grown in several different regions as this plant has received Award of Garden Merit from Royal Horticultural Society in 2017.

3 main reasons to have this plant:

The flowers are very beautiful… But the Buds are even more beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Crossandra is perfect to add that light orange color to your Garden! They have multiple blooms at any given point of time.

These are very easy to maintain these plants.

Plant them in Big Pots. Add sufficient compost while potting them and then once in every 45-60 days.

Happy Gardening ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Flower Garden – Part XII – Canna

Isn’t it bright and beautiful?

Canna often comes in these bright yellow, orange, red colors which makes them very attractive. The unique petal (stamen) structure mimicking lilies adds to its beauty.

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Canna is very easy to grow and loves bright sunlight.

Use a wide pot when potting these plants. Click here to know more.

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This one is again one of those low maintenance plants. Add sufficient compost while potting them so that you don’t have to add compost later on. Adding compost later on by digging the soil around plants may at times harm the upcoming new shoot.

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Happy Gardening ๐Ÿ™‚

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Flower Garden – Part III – Pentas

Here comes my most favorite flowering plant. The PENTAS. No words are enough to describe the beauty of this flower. Just go and get hundreds of them.. Go now… Runn…

So here’s why this one has been my favorite over the years:

Its very strong and sturdy.

Has amazing beautiful small flowers in bunches.

Blooms throughout the year.

Comes in various colors.

It highly resistant to any disease or pest attacks.

Thrives well in partial sunlight and shade.

Humming birds, sun-birds and butterflies love them.

Needs very less manure/compost. If you’re potting your plant as recommended, adding manure once in every 45-60 days is enough.

Happy Gardening ๐Ÿ™‚