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Red Canna Canna indica 20 Seeds USA Company

Red Canna Canna indica 20 Seeds USA Company

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Canna indica, commonly known as Indian shot or African arrowroot, is a species of flowering plant in the family Cannaceae. Here's a description of Canna indica:

Stem: Canna indica grows from thick, underground rhizomes. The stems are erect and can reach heights of up to 2 meters (6.5 feet).

Leaves: The leaves of Canna indica are large and broad, similar to those of Canna flaccida. They are typically around 30-60 centimeters (12-24 inches) long and 10-30 centimeters (4-12 inches) wide. The leaves are arranged alternately along the stems and have prominent veins.

Flowers: The flowers of Canna indica are borne in terminal clusters known as racemes. Each raceme contains multiple flowers. The flowers are typically shades of red, orange, or yellow, and they have three sepals and three petals. The flowers are pollinated by insects, particularly bees and butterflies.

Inflorescence: The flowers of Canna indica are arranged in showy racemes that rise above the foliage. These racemes can be quite striking, especially when several are in bloom simultaneously.

Roots: Canna indica, like other members of the genus Canna, has fleshy, tuberous rhizomes. These rhizomes serve as storage organs for nutrients and water, enabling the plant to survive periods of drought or other adverse conditions.

Habitat: Canna indica is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas, including parts of South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. It is often found growing along the edges of water bodies such as ponds, streams, and marshes. It thrives in moist, fertile soil with good drainage.

Cultivation: In cultivation, Canna indica is valued for its ornamental flowers and lush foliage. It is commonly grown in gardens and landscapes in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. It prefers full sun to partial shade and regular watering to keep the soil consistently moist. The plant can be propagated through division of rhizomes or by sowing seeds. Hardy in zones 7-11.

Growing Instructions

The seeds have a hard seed coat that has to be treated, or scarified, in order for water to enter the seeds so that they can sprout. The seeds can be planted outdoors at any time of the year or they can be grown in containers and then transplanted when they are large enough to be transplanted.

  1. Scarify the seeds by filing a notch in the seed coat or use sandpaper to sand part of it down.
  2. Soak the seeds in water for 48 hours.
  3. Plant the seeds individually or in group of 4-5 in a small pot with potting soil.
  4. When the seedlings are over 6 inches tall, they can be transplanted into larger pots or they can be transplanted outdoors.


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