Brazilian Plume (Justicia carnea)

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet 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
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter and early spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
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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Posted by terrafirma (Jacksonville, 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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Please help me ID this plant - thank you very much by whoatemylettuce Dec 20, 2017 3:44 AM 9
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Name of plant part..Justicia carnea AKA Jacobinia by gingin Feb 28, 2015 3:18 PM 10
I know that I know what this is but ... by plantladylin Nov 8, 2013 8:51 AM 12
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