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canna indica

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The Canna indica (known also as achira, achera, sagú, capacho, biri, cucuyús, juquián o papantla) is a perennial plant in the family Cannaceae, native of the Caribbean and of Central America. It is a tuberous plant with the beauty of which lies in its large leaves: they can be up to 60 cm long and present overlappings sheath at the base. The flowers are collected in apical spikes which can be red, yellow, or salmon depending on the variety: the beauty of this plant reaches its full potential provided that it is cultivated outdoors. Only some dwarf varieties which do not exceed 70 cm in height can be successfully grown in apartments as well.