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Odontonema cuspidatum, Odontonema strictum, Fire Spike

Odontonema cuspidatum, Odontonema strictum

Fire Spike
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Central America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Firespike is a showy evergreen shrub with sparse, stiff branches that grow mostly straight up to about 6 ft (1.8 m) tall. It has shiny dark green leaves with wavy margins and long pointed tips.From late summer through winter firespike produces abundant 9-12 in (23-30.5 cm) upright panicles of brilliant red tubular flowers. 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.

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Odontonema cuspidatum - Firespike, Red

Firespike. Showy bright red flowers, butterfly attractor. Will take sun or shade.
Plants are beautiful in bloom.

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