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Monday, 21 March 2016

Growing Yellow Firecracker Plants In My Garden.

Last year, I did a post on the Orang/Pink Firecracker or Crossandra plant.  If you are interested, you can click here to read about it. Today, I am sharing about the Yellow Crossandra or Firecracker flowering plant.
I started growing this Yellow Crossandra from stem cuttings from my sister's garden.
It has dark green leaves and the flowers are in clusters.
I used normal garden soil bought from the plants nursery. I grow it in a pot. It can be grown in partial shade or fully exposed to sun.
I fertilized it twice a month.
 This plant can grow quite tall. I trim it to cause more branches to grow and to give a bushier look.
The yellow petals are bigger than the pink ones.
 This is the Orange/Pink Crossandra or Firecracker flower. Both the Orange/Pink and Yellow Crossandra bloom all the year round.
 So let it grow, and don't try to squirm out of your problems.

For when your patience is finally in full bloom,

then you will be ready for anything,

strong in character, full and complete.

(James 1:4, TLB)

62 comments:

  1. What a sparkling color! Here Crossandras are grown as houseplants and their name in Finnish is literally a Magigian's plant. Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you, Riitta. Happy Easter to you too!

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a wonderful week!

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  3. Hi Nancy, thanks for sharing, that's a very lovely flowers.

    Have a nice day, regards.
    Amelia

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    1. Thank you, Amelia. Have a lovely week!

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  4. What a nice colour! It is like having a rich yellowish orange colour. Beautiful! Thanks for brightening our day with this yellow firecracker flowers photos.

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    1. Thank you, Mun. Have a beautiful week!

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  5. You have quite a number of beautiful flowers in your garden. Love the colours of both the firecrackers flowers, very soft colour with a kind of transparent looking petals especially the pink ones.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. These are more hardy ones that are doing well in this hot weather. Have a happy week!

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  6. Nancy, what a lovely colour bloom to brighten up the garden.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. Have a lovely week!

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  7. I'd have thought the yellow one was 'chicken dung' flower hehe. But comparing it to the pink version, ya they do look like sisters.

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    1. Oh I know the yellow "chicken dung" flower. Have a great week!

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  8. I love the vibrant colour of the flowers, particularly the yellow one. Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. Have a beautiful week!

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  9. Wow, Nancy, you are very good at gardening, wish i am that good, me no fate with plants...

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Have a good week!

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  10. the orange flower is fantastic

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. Have a fantastic week!

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  11. The flowers are so pretty! I like the pink ones.

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong. Between the two colours, I too prefer the pink ones.

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  12. Belas e magnificas flores.
    Um abraço e boa semana.

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a lovely week!

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  13. Look like this firecracker flower has many different colours.

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    1. So far, I only have 2 colours. Will look out for other colours.

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  14. beautiful blooms....love the yellow firecrackers...first time seeing it :) you have green fingers !

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    1. Thank you, Elin. These plants are quite easy to grow and easy to maintain.

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  15. Hello Nancy, what a lovely flower! Beautiful images. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Have a happy week!

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  16. Love those flowers! Nice photos! Have a great day!xx

    Vildana from Stalia Is BAE & Living Like V

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    1. Thank you, Vildana. Have a great week!

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  17. I love your beautiful Crossandra plants. Just so pretty to look at. Thanks for sharing your blooming plants with us.
    You sure have a green thumb.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thank you, Julia. Have a beautiful week!

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  18. beautiful flowers :) would you like to follow each other via GFC?? let me know and I follow you back :)
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    1. Thank you, Czarna. I will follow you. Have a wonderful week!

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  19. I can't recall hearing of it before. It's pretty!

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    1. Thank you, William. Have a great day!

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  20. Good job of taking care of all ur plants.

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    1. Thank you, Catherine. Have a good day!

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  21. Love this plant and not seen it before. You do a good job looking after your plants. Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Have a lovely day!

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  22. Your garden is beautiful and you have an amazing green thumb.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Have a beautiful day!

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  23. Amazing flower:) kiss

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    1. Thank you, Marleen. Have a lovely day!

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    1. Thank you, Ladyfi. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Have a beautiful day!

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  27. Isn't it just lovely and so wonderful to have a continuously blooming plant! You clearly tend to them very well!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. These plants are great encouragement to me. Have a wonderful day!

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  28. Firecracker flower, what a name. I like the yellow ones.

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    1. Thank you, Angeline. Have a fabulous day!

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  29. That is a beautiful and different plant!

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    1. Thank you, Rose. Have a great day!

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  30. You are a green thumb lady, Nancy :)

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    1. Thank you, Lina. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a beautiful day!

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