Turquoise crossandra | Ecbolium viride

Turquoise crossandra

Common Name : Turquoise crossandra, Green Ice Crossandra, Blue fox tail nail dye, Crossandra infundibuliformis shamrock Botanical Name : Ecbolium viride Family : Acanthaceae

Turquoise crossandra

Order - Lamiales

Genus - Crossandra

Origin / Native - India, Africa, Malaysia

Type - Perennial

Category - Tropical Evergreen subshrub

Synonym - Ecbolium ligustrinum, Crossandra infundibuliformis, Ecbolium linneanum, Ecbolium viride

Height - Up 16 cm to 3 feet tall

Height - Up 4 feet wide

Uses - Ornamental, Medicinal

Foliage - Glossy, Dark green, Oval, Wavy margined leaves

Flowers - Tiny, very rare, clustered, unusual turquoise color, 3 petals, fan-shaped or funnel-shaped connected with tube like stalk

Fragrance - Nil

Flowering Season - Feb, March to Aug

Good For - Houseplant, Pots, Containers, Borders

Light Requirement & Care - Full sun, Part shade, Low maintenance, Easy to grow

Hindi - Udajati

Tamil - Nilambari

Sanskrit - Sahacharah

Green ice crossandra plant
Green ice crossandra plant

Turquoise crossandra flower buds
Turquoise crossandra flower buds

Turquoise crossandra shrub & Foliage
Turquoise crossandra shrub

Green ice crossandra flowers
Green ice crossandra flowers

Ecbolium viride immature flower buds
Ecbolium viride immature flower buds

Ecbolium viride buds started blooming
Ecbolium viride buds started blooming

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Kundadam, Dharapuram, Erode, Tirupur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, South India, India


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