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Questions About Crossandra Plants

Asked by
dobias on
May 1, 2012

Q. Crossandra – Sundance

I have read several different instructions as to how to care for a Crossandra – Sundance plant. Should it be kept in a pot, planted in the ground or kept indoors?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 1, 2012
Certified Expert
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As this is a tender tropical perennial, it is best grown in a container indoors (though it can spend summers outside) unless you live in a suitable climate.

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Asked by
RosG on
October 30, 2017
Washington DC

Q. Crossandra plant

Where are the seeds on the plant?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 30, 2017
Certified Expert
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The seeds will form in the bottom of the flower after the flower drops.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 4, 2019

Q. Can I cut my Crossandra plants to say 6″?

I have a large bed of Crossandra plants; the bed is very crowded. Can I cut the Crossandras all the way back to say 6″ and let them start their growing cycle over?

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
November 4, 2019
Certified Expert
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Crossandra is a tropical perennial and most perennials do well with a shearing in late summer or fall. You don't say how tall it is, but I would take off about a third of the height. Six inches might be short this late in the year. Mulch around the base of the plant in case of unexpected cold weather.
http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/ornamentals/crossandra.html

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