Russelia equisetiformis

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Russelia equisetiformis

 

Scientific name / local name  :  Russelia equisetiformis / fire cracker plant

Origin :   Mexico

Flower colour :   See foto

Soil :   extremely well drained

sun/shade :   Full sun

watering :  moderate

Hardiness/ temp. ( C)  : minimum 0C if kept dry 

Height : 30cm

 

Overall information :

Russelia equisetiformis is a multi-branching plant with 4–5 feet (1.2–1.5 m) long arching branches.[2] The overall graceful form of the subshrub is a fountainesque mound. The stems and tiny oval leaves are bright green. It flowers profusely with small decumbent red flowers. It can bloom year round in tropical and subtropical climates.[2]

It is a very popular nectar plant for hummingbirds and butterflies.

Russelia equisetiformis

Cultivation[edit]

Russelia equisetiformis is cultivated as an ornamental plant, for temperate gardens and in window boxes, pots, and hanging planters.[2] There are also cultivars with ivory white or pink flowers. Flowering is best with a minimum of half a day of sunlight, though the plant grows well in a range of situations.

The plant can be grown as an espalier on a trellis for vertical display, or a balcony—terrace screen (in a pot). It can withstand temperatures down to −6 °C (21 °F). However some authorities assert that it cannot tolerate temperatures below 5 °C (41 °F), and must therefore be kept under glass during the winter months.[3] In colder climates it can overwinter as a houseplant in bright locations.[2]

In cultivation in the UK, It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.[3][4]

. One package contains 1 plant. We ship only healthy (in pot) growing plants. We carefully remove the soil. After that, we wrap the plant in newspaper and then in a strong cardboard box with Thai registered airmail. EMS is also possible but prices are on request.

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