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King's crown

Justicia carnea

Also known as

Brazilian plume, Plume flower, Flamingo plant, Paradise plant

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

1.5m

1m

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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King's crown Overview

This is an evergreen shrub. It will bear dense upright spikes of white, pink or red purple flowers in the summer to autumn. It will grow to a height of 1.5m with a spread of 75cm or more, and has pointed, veined deep green leaves.

Common problems with King's crown

How to propagate King's crown

Cuttings

Propagation is by softwood or greenwood cuttings in the spring or early summer.

Other uses of King's crown

Grown for their flowers.