Aphelandra sinclairiana

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Panama Queen, Orange Shrimp Plant

Aphelandra sinclairiana is a showstopper every winter when it comes into flower. A relatively tall tropical perennial, growing upto 4 feet in the Chicago Botanic Garden Greenhouse (up to 10 feet outdoors in the Tropics), the large green leaves are surmounted by terminal flower spikes containing dozens of fuzzy apricot-colored buds that open to reveal pink flowers. The color combination is stunning! A native of the lowland tropics of Central America, this plant needs room to grow. It is best grown in full sun with reliable moisture, moderate fertilization, and temperatures no lower than 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Plant Shape:
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Bloom Time:
January - February
March - April
May - June
Bloom Color:
Landscape Use:
Bedding or Border
Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest:
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type:
Hardiness Zone:
10 - 12