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Dicliptera suberecta, Justicia suberecta, Hummingbird Plant, Uruguayan Firecracker Plant

Dicliptera suberecta, Justicia suberecta

Hummingbird Plant, Uruguayan Firecracker Plant
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: South America
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This small, bushy plant is native to South America, but can be enjoyed in many warm-weather climates. It typically grows 2-5 feet tall and thrives in full sun to semi-shade areas. To ensure your Dicliptera suberecta plant flourishes, it requires regular watering. Water your plant more frequently during dry, hot spells to keep the soil evenly moist. During cooler weather, moderate watering is adequate. The blooms are particularly eye-catching with their deep red, crimson and vinous flowers. In some varieties, the flowers are yellow and orange in color. This plant will attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden, making it a great choice for wildlife-friendly gardening.

This plant is hardy in USDA zones 9-11 and can be grown in pots in regions with cooler climates. When grown in containers, use a potting mix that drains quickly and water lightly throughout the cooler seasons. Make sure to choose a pot that is big enough to allow the plant to thrive and grow. During the winter months, you can bring it indoors to protect the roots from freezing. Place the pot in a bright location, away from direct sunlight and water it periodically to keep the soil slightly moist.

Overall, Dicliptera suberecta is a beautiful and easy to care for plant that will make a great addition to your outdoor space. With its vibrant blooms and eye-catching foliage, it's sure to draw attention and add a touch of color and life to your garden.


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