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PlantFiles: Brazilian Fuchsia
Justicia rizzinii

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Justicia (jus-TEE-see-ah) (Info)
Species: rizzinii

Synonym:Jacobinia pauciflora
Synonym:Justicia floribunda

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive stephenp On May 22, 2014, stephenp from Wirral, UK, Zone 9a
United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:

I took a little bit of a risk with this plant, planting it outside under shelter.. people said it couldn't be done, but amazingly I've pulled it off, not only did it make it through the winter, but it's flowering right now. Only a few flowers, but it's young, and in fairly moist soil. An excellent plant, and quite fast growing in my opinion.. in fact it was often slowly growing through winter in the cool temperatures, believe it or not, although winter was fairly mild. I'll add a photo of mine soon.

edit: 21/09/14. Following the flowering display in Spring, I was surprised to see this plant has self seeded all over my side border bed... Considering the origins of the plant, and where I live, this is pretty amazing, I think.

Edit: 21/12/2014.. Still alive and kicking.. growing fantastic, even in December, looking even better, and to my surprise, getting ready to flower. This seems like a plant that will tolerate cold conditions. I will upload a photo to show the progress in growth achieved.


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

Alameda, California

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