Aphelandra sinclairiana

Panama Queen, Orange Shrimp Plant

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Description

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.

Soil
Moist
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
January - February, March - April, May - June
Bloom Color
Pink, Orange
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
10 - 12