Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Porphyrocoma pohliana, Maracas, Brazilian Fireworks

Common Name: Maracas, Brazilian Fireworks

Family: Acanthaceae

Genus: Porphyrocoma

Species: pohliana

Characteristics of Plant
Tropical, but can winter over inside or grow year round as houseplant blooming in cycles all year. Easy enough from seed to start each year for annual pots and bedding. Needs 3-4 months from seed to flower with pretty silvery variegated foliage.

Life Cycle
Annual
Perennial

Sun Exposure
Part Sun/ Part Shade
Shade

Plant Height
8 - 10 inches
10 - 12 inches

Flower Color
Dark Pink
Purple

Reproduces By
Seed
Stem Fragments

Additional Uses
Containers
Planters

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