Firespike - Live Plant


Firespike (Odontonema strictum)

4inch pot size

Firespikes best features are not only producing showy red flowers and the hummingbirds enjoy them! blooms from early in the season until the first until your first frost.

Plant Firespike in a location with partial to full sunlight. It can tolerate some shade but generally prefers well-lit conditions.

Provide well-draining, fertile soil. Firespike grows well in various soil types but thrives in rich, loamy soil.

Keep the soil consistently moist. Firespike appreciates regular watering, especially during dry periods. Mulching around the base can help retain soil moisture.

Firespike is well-suited for tropical and subtropical climates. It is sensitive to frost, so protect it from cold temperatures.

Plant Firespike with sufficient spacing to allow for good air circulation. This helps prevent diseases and promotes healthy growth.

Feed Firespike with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Follow the package instructions for application rates.

Prune Firespike to control its size and shape. Deadhead spent flowers to promote continuous blooming. Cut back in late winter or early spring to encourage new growth.

Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature.

Pests and Diseases:
Firespike is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, watch for common garden pests like aphids or spider mites. Treat with insecticidal soap if needed.

Container Growing:
Firespike can be grown in containers, making it suitable for patio gardens. Ensure the pot has drainage holes.

Companion Planting:
Firespike attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, making it an excellent choice for wildlife-friendly gardens.

Shipping from United States

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2-7 business days

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are we organic?

Although we aren't certified organic we use only organic practices we no use of pesticides or insecticides.

Sizing details:

Pot size - 3in, 4in or 5in (based on listing)
Plant height - 6+ inches

Shipping from our nursery to you:

We ship on Monday & Tuesdays according to climatic conditions to ensure your plants arrive in a timely manner for proper care, without unnecessary time spent in their dark box.

Where we cannot ship to:

At this time we are not able to fulfill orders outside of the U.S. due to agriculture regulations.
We also do not ship to Hawaii or Alaska because of their distance from our nursery and the sensitive nature of the plants we ship.

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