Kanakambara (Crossandra, Fire Cracker Flower)
Kanakambara a popular flower in South India is a perennial flowering plant used in making flower garlands along with Jasmine flowers. In English it's called as Crossandra or Fire Cracker flower.
Most of the household have this flower plant in their garden. Kanakambara plant which grows an average height of 3 to 4 feet bear flowers throughout the year.
Some districts in middle Karnataka cultivate this flower especially in Davangere, Haveri, Chitradurga and Tumakuru. Though it might not bring big fortune to the farmers, a decent income is for sure.
Varieties of Kanakambara Flower.
There are 4 varieties of this flower cultivated in India.
1. Delhi Cultivar
2. Lutea Yellow
4. Sebaculis Red
Names for this flower in India.
1. English: Crossandra, Fire Cracker Flower
2. Kannada: Kanakambara
3. Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam: Kanakambaram
4. Marathi: Aboli
5. Hindi: Aboli, Priyadarsha
6. Oriya: Ittimola
7. Konkani: Ibbuli
Kanakambara plant makes a perfect Marriage Tamboola or Return Gift. As the plant is a small perennial plant it always reminds your guests about the event. It gives flowers daily. And above all you make a very bold statement of nature conservation by gifting plants in your event.