Aphelandra makes a very beautiful flowering shrub, can be used as border plants in a group, and adds color to your garden in winter. plants are available in poly bags
Botanical Name - Aphelandra sinclairiana
Common Name - Orange shrimp plant
It is a tall shrub; sometimes reaching to 10 ft high, but normally it is kept smaller (around 3-4 ft) by trimming. Cut back in the spring to prevent it from becoming too leggy. It prefers filtered light, average moisture, and fertilizer. Even though it blooms in the winter it is also very cold sensitive even though it can survive temperatures as low as 30°s for short periods of time. It is better to avoid temperatures below 50°s. During the late winter, large beautiful orange bracts will form on top of the plant and pink flowers will emerge.