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Crossandra 'Tropic Yellow Splash'

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crossandra (kros-AN-druh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tropic Yellow Splash
Additional cultivar information: (aka Tropical Yellow Splash)
Hybridized by Pan Am

Synonym:Crossandra infundibuliformis

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive 32123 On Feb 15, 2005, 32123 from Deland, FL wrote:

I have had this plant growing outside for 3 years, it freezes if we have below 40 degrees, (Fl. zone 9) but comes back. Mine is starting to leaf out now. I planted some of the seeds and when I put them in the damp soli they exploded, like pop corn, never had that happen before. They have not germinated yet, it has been 4 weeks. So they may not.
I will keep you posted.

Positive Toxicodendron On Sep 5, 2004, Toxicodendron from Piedmont, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

This cultivar is smaller and more compact than the salmon-colored traditional crossandra. I got my seeds from Seymour's Selected Seeds. According to the catalog, the blooms are lighter in tropical and semi-tropical climates (as opposed to houseplants, I guess).
So far I am very pleased with the self-branching habit and glossy attractive leaves that enhance the bright yellow blooms. Each bloom is shaded darker in the center. I don't know yet if it will come true from seed.


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

Princeton, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

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