Kanakambaram is a tropical shrub that is usually grown in pots. It has small fragile orange flowers also known as Firecracker. With no fragrance, these tiny flowers are often strung together into strands, sometimes along with white jasmine flowers.
In most cities down South especially near temples and street corners you will find flower vendors, busy stringing together these flowers into garlands that are offered to temple deities as well as adorn women’s hair.
Botanical Name: Crossandra infundibuliformis, Common Name: Kanakambaram