Justicia Carnea

Started by Anne - 4068 Tuesday, 06 November 2018

Could anyone tell me whether Magaskepasma and Justicia Carnea are the same plant. If not, what is the difference?

Lloyd - 4060 Monday, 03 December 2018

I have the pink Justicia - it is a low shrub that thrives in my garden in a shaded area between two large camelias but with strong side light. About a metre or so high. I know of a relative"s Megaskepasma (Brazillian Red Cloak) that is 2-3 metres high and more in diameter. Large red "blossoms" cover it in season. Can be hacked hard after flowering. Based on looking, these two are not related - but I am just an amateur.

Paula - 4209 Friday, 07 December 2018

Hello Anne, according to Stirling Macoboy"s "What Flower is That" Justicia Carnea and Megaskepasma are different plants but both belong to the Acanthaceae Family. They are also featured in Deirdre"s book, Meet the family Acanthaceae. Cheers Paula

 

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