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Justicia fulvicoma

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Justicia (jus-TEE-see-ah) (Info)
Species: fulvicoma (ful-vee-KOH-ma) (Info)

Synonym:Beloperone fulvicoma
Synonym:Beloperone comosa

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive BayAreaTropics On Nov 23, 2007, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

I have had mine for about a year. An accident with the dog broke most of the top when it was still in the container-then later it was attacked by slugs. It surprised me by putting out a spurt of growth in mid summer. I can see that it needs full hot sun to do well and keep it compact. Now just planted in ground, it is still in bloom as we reach December. I think it is also a drought tolerant plant once established. So,it should do well in my xeriscape.

Positive aprilwillis On May 9, 2006, aprilwillis from Missouri City, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Easy care, attractive and good color


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona
Hayward, California
Sacramento, California
Jacksonville, Florida
Zephyrhills, Florida
Youngsville, Louisiana
Sumter, South Carolina
Austin, Texas
Huffman, Texas
Missouri City, Texas

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