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Mexican Plume
Scientific Name: Justicia fulvicoma Schltdl. & Cham.
Synonym: Beloperone fulvicoma, Beloperone comosa
Family: Acanthaceae
Mexican Plume (Justicia  fulvicoma) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Some foliage damage below 26 F (-3 C), root hardy to 15 F (-10 C)

Sun Exposure: Part sun to full sun

Origin: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras

Growth Habits: Evergreen perennial, 12 inches to 2 feet tall (30 cm-60 cm), 2 feet to 4 feet in spread (60 cm-1.2 m); woolly, elliptic leaves

Watering Needs: Moderate water to abundant water, drought tolerant

Propagation: Softwood cuttings in summer, layering.

Attracts butterflies.

Cultural Practices:
The Justicia fulvicoma is a low-growing compact shrub. It stays more compact and get more flowers in filtered sun. It does not like reflected heat and often looks stressed in full sun.

Blooming Habits:
Orange flowers, year around. Michigan Bulb - 120 x 60 Lawns Banner! Gurney's 120 x 60 A

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