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Thyrsacanthus callistachyus, Odontonema callistachyum, Fire Spike

Thyrsacanthus callistachyus, Odontonema callistachyum

Fire Spike
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Central America
USDA Zone: 8-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeFull sunRegular waterPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Firespike likes moist but well-drained soil. Once established it can tolerate all but the longest droughts. Softwood cuttings are very easy to root, and they will bloom in their first year. Specimen plant. Hummingbirds love it.

Odontonema callistachyum is similar to Odontonema cuspidatum.

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Odontonema callistachyum - Lavender Butterfly Bush

Showy bright lavender flowers, butterfly attractor. Takes sun or shade.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
In stock