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Manettia luteorubra, Manettia bicolor, Manettia luteo-rubra, Manettia inflata, Firecracker Plant, Candy Corn Vine, Cigar Flower

Manettia luteorubra, Manettia bicolor, Manettia luteo-rubra, Manettia inflata

Firecracker Plant, Candy Corn Vine, Cigar Flower
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Paraquay, Uruguay
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

When grown in a container, Manettia luteorubra or Firecracker Plant typically only grows 2 feet high. The foliage is deep green and small leaved, forming a groundcover as the vine travels across the soil. In late summer and early fall, small clusters of bright red, crimson, or vinous flowers arise from the center of the foliage, each one tipped with yellow. These blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds and are extra eye-catching! Manettia luteorubra grows best in USDA Zones 9-11, preferring full sun and partial shade and regular watering. Well-drained soil is a must for Manettia luteorubra. When growing in a container, use a well-draining potting mix and feed with a nutrient-rich fertilizer every four weeks. To keep it blooming, pinch off the spent flowers. In colder regions, protect the plant during heavy frosts. Move it indoors during winter or to a sheltered location and make sure to water as needed. Wherever you put it, Firecracker Vine will light up your garden with hundreds of eye-catching flowers. With proper care, you can enjoy its beauty year after year!





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