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Canna 'Thai Rainbow'

Family Name: Cannaceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Lots of Water Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Foliage Herbaceous

Name

Family Name
Genus Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)
Comments

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic

Biogeography

Native Distribution Of horticultural origin
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a herbaceous plant growing about 1.2 m tall.
Foliage Its leaves are dark green with a reddish hue.
Stems Its flesh stems are red.
Flowers Its erect inflorescence has stunning reddish-orange flowers.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Flowerbed / Border, Container Planting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Lots of Water
Propagation Method Division

Foliar

Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Red

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Orange, Red
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence

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Master ID 32004
Species ID 6406
Flora Disclaimer The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.
Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.
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