Aboli - Abelia

SKU: PLPL-FLOW-FLOW-SHRUB-ABEL
filler
Rs.350
Pot size: 5"

Genus

Aboli

Use

Balcony

Water Requirement

Daily

Flower Color

Lemon

Flowering Season

N/A

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Size

Large

Maintenance

Medium

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Product Description

Aboli or Crossandra is an erect, herbaceous perennial ever green semi shrub growing to a height of 4ft .

Kanakambaram

Family

Acanthaceae

Origin

India & Sri Lanka

Description

Aboli or Crossandra is an erect, herbaceous perennial ever green semi shrub growing to a height of 4ft . Commonly called Fire Cracker because of its mature brackets cracking sound when put in water . Aboli has glossy, wavy-margined leaves and fan-shaped flowers, which may appear at any time throughout the year.The flowers are unusually shaped with 3 to 5 asymmetrical petals. They grow from four-sided stalked spikes, and have a tube-like inch stalk.

Crossandra flowers are produced on exotic four-sided inflorescences which grow from the upper portions of the new growth.Within these four-sided growths are numerous buds, each of which produce a flat coral-yellow flower.

Abelia variety blooms with orange yellow flowers

Environment

Crossandra enjoys the heat and high humidity. Crossandra could be cultivated in a wide range of soils. Fertile, red loamy soils with pH range of 6 to 7.5 are ideal for its cultivation

Keep the soil slightly moist with warm water in summer, reduce water during winter. Cold water triggers a state of shock causing the Crossandra plant to die.

Feed it using a liquid fertilizer for houseplants every two weeks from April to August and mist lightly when having challenges with humidity.

Landscape Use

Specimen or grouping or mass for shrub borders or foundations. Also effective as an informal hedge or low screen.

Flowering plants need access to bright sunlight to remain healthy and blooming. An easy facing balcony is the best place for the plants in Indian conditions. Try keeping them in bright sunlight but also where they get a little cover from the harsh afternoon sun. Some plants which are a little tender tend to burn due to the same.

Plants with thin leaves need daily watering and ones with thick leaves need watering 3-4 times a week. This will also depend on the season. Generally during the blooming period, plants love a lot of water. Try keeping the soil moist. During winters it is better to cut back on watering.

Keep the plants in a well drained soil with a drainage hole at the bottom. This will help to avoid over watering. Take care as to not leave stagnant water on top of the soil. Fertilise the plant once in 2-3 weeks during its blooming period. Do not fertilise it in winters.

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