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Aphelandra Species, 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)



Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


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)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink


Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

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:


Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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(2 reports)

Pompano Beach, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Ainaloa, Hawaii

Hawaiian Beaches, Hawaii

Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii

Keaau, Hawaii

Leilani Estates, Hawaii

Nanawale Estates, Hawaii

Orchidlands Estates, Hawaii

Pahoa, Hawaii

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 30, 2019, MrBb from Naples, FL wrote:

Got mine from "The Rainforest Collection" from Jeff (owner) in Naples, Fl. From what I understand, it seems to be somewhat of a newcomer to the scenes here. From what I read and videos I seen, can be a bit picky of a plant, especially outdoors (uncontrolled environment). However, if you wait for the flowers to die off, it is a very easy plant to propagate. Using growth hormone, take a leaf cutting as close to the main stem as possible. Use some good draining soil and make a high humidity environment. I got this information from "tropical plant party" on youtube. The gentleman there has a bit of good information for those of you that want one and will get one or have one already.


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.


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

native to Panama


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

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