The genus Jacobinia includes about 40 species with some of the loveliestof the Acanthaceae family. J. carnea is native to Brazil. The are a delicate pink and arranged in crowded terminal clusters up to 8-10 cm (3-4 in) long. The corolla tube is narrow, expanding upwards and terminated by two slightly downcurved lips. The large , 20 cm (8 in) long, are opposite and hairy on both sides.
A rather high temperature is required. About 25° C (77° F) is a suitable temperature in summer and 16°-18°C (61°-64°F) is sufficient in winter. Light is also important; in awith insufficient light, it grows too tall and loses its bushy habit. It needs a nourishing which should be kept permanently moist, even in winter. Feed with compound fertilizer once a week. Propagate by tip , taken in February or March and left in water to put out .