Crossandra undulaefolia soundarya, commonly called firecracker flower, is native to India and Sri Lanka. It is a tropical evergreen subshrub that grows 1-3’ tall. Features apricot to salmon-pink flowers in terminal racemes. Yellow and red-flowered forms are also available. Blooms throughout the year (everblooming). Ovate to lanceolate shiny dark green leaves.
Planting & Caring –
Best grown in pots or containers. Prefers light, organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade. Tolerates bright full shade. As with African violets, it can be grown effectively under artificial lights. Needs high humidity. Grow from seed or stem cuttings.