Brazilian Plume (Justicia carnea)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Justicia carnea Accepted
Porphyrocoma pohliana Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Red
White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

The underside of the leaves is purple/brown when viewed from belo

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Location: Jacksonville, FloridaDate: 2005-06-15Planted on north side of house.
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Location: VermontDate: 2014-10-02
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Location: Van der Veer Botanical Garden Davenport, IowaDate: 2011-07-02
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2014-09-28
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2015-04-26
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Location: VermontDate: 2014-10-02
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Location: Hidcote Manor garden, UKDate: 2016-09-19
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Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, IowaDate: 2011-07-02
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2014-09-28
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2014-11-12Brazilian Plume (Jacobinia)
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2015-02-21The buds/bloom emerge from under the "rose" looking "pelats"
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Location: Botanical Garden University Gent, BelgiumDate: 2015-09-02
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2016-05-25New bloom emerging
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2013-05-17These plants never get too big since they freeze back most years,
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2014-09-28
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Comments:
Posted by terrafirma (NE. FL. - Zone 9a) on Aug 22, 2014 8:35 AM

A beautiful subtropical evergreen shrub, with very dense clusters of tubular shaped pink flowers. A soft wood shrub with large, veined leaves about 8 - 10 inches in length. Stems can reach about 4 - 5 feet tall. Needs partial to full shade, organically rich soil, and it will die back at about 25F - 30F. Has regrown for me reliably every spring here in Northeast Florida.

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