Megaskepasma erythrochlamys 20
Megaskepasma erythrochlamys 2

Megaskepasma erythrochlamys
(Brazilian Red Cloak)
(Brazilian Plume)
(Red Justicia)
USDA Zone: 9 - 11
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Origin: Venezuela
Type: Evergreen Shrubs

Typical Height: 8’-10’
(2.4–3.0mts)
Typical Spread: 6’-8’
(1.8–2.4mts)

Growth: Fast
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Salt Tolerance: High
Wind Tolerance: N/A
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: Dark Red
Flowering Season: Spring
Flower Feature: Showy
Light Needs: Medium-High
Nutritional Needs: Medium
Human Hazards: None
Family: Acanthaceae
Propagation: Seeds, Cuttings
Leaf Type: Simple
Texture: Medium
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G
7G

Typical planting distance:
4’-6’ O.C.
(1.2-1.8mts)

Common Uses: Flowering Shrubs, specimen
Category: Medium Shrubs

Notes:

+ In this Photo:
Megaskepasma erythrochlamys
(Brazilian Red Cloak)
6'O.A Height

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
April 2014
Miami
Florida USA

Sources:
Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners, landscapers and homeowners.

Tropicals
Gordon Courtright

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54077/

http://ntbg.org/plants/plant_details.php?plantid=7514
http://stokestropicals.plants.com/Megaskepasma-erythrochlamys-Brazilian-Red-Cloak-P226.aspx

http://www.rareflora.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=30&products_id=1185

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=e966