Pachystachys spicata

Scientific Name: Pachystachys spicata
Synonym: Justicia spicata, Pachystachys asperula, Pachystachys latior, Pachystachys riedeliana
Common Name: Cardinal's Guard
Chinese Name / 中文名: 红珊瑚 (Hóng shān hú)
Other Local Name: Not known
Family Name: Acanthaceae
Origin: Tropical South America
Images Location: Malaysia
Growth Habit: Shrub
Characteristic: A small plant with red flowers opening in clusters along an erect terminal spike with overlapping green leaf-like bracts.
Care Requirements: Prefers partial-shade and moderate watering.
Propagation Methods: Softwood cuttings

Pachystachys spicata bract and flower Pachystachys spicata leaves