Scientific Name: Justicia californica
Alternate Common Names: Chuparosa




Form: Shrub
Seasonality: Evergreen
Size: 6ft, spread to 12ft
Leaves: Only in warm season when actively growing; simple, round to ovate, 1/4 in long
Flowers: Long tubular red blooms from early May through fall
Fruit: Insignificant
Stems/Trunks: Green stems, with thick succulent appearance, twiggy, arching form; low older stems may get woody
Range/Origin: Colorado, California, Arizona and Mexico Deserts
Hardiness: Sunset Zones; 10-14, 18-24

Comments: Low litter, No thorns



·        Exposure: Full Sun

·        Water: Low to moderate

·        Soil: Tolerant, well drained;

·        Propagation: Cuttings

·         Maintenance: Minimal