Coral Aphelandra, Panama Queen
Aphelandra sinclairiana

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aphelandra (af-el-AN-druh) (Info)
Species: sinclairiana (sin-klare-ee-AH-num) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Boca Raton, Florida

Brooksville, Florida

Fort Myers, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Miami, Florida

Naples, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Ainaloa, Hawaii

Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 26, 2010, Kiyzersoze from Coral Springs, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

I love this plant but it really suffered with our cold winter (low 40's for several days straight) this year. I was so mad. This plant struggled for about 6 months and then finally took. Right before a cold spell I noticed it was FULL of buds so I covered it. After just a couple of days the buds were brown and within a couple more days the plant looked dead. It is just now coming back but only very close to the ground, not on the branches.

Positive

On Aug 4, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

native to Panama

Positive

On Apr 25, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

Gorgeous plant! I must find it quickly! I need it!