Russelia equisetiformis

Common Name : Coral fountain, Firecracker Plant, Coral Plant Botanical Name : Russelia equisetiformis Family : Plantaginaceae

Russelia equisetiformis

Description - Coral fountain is a deciduous weeping shrub or sub shrub with the native plant of Mexico. This multi branched plant can grow up to 60 inches tall with showy, decumbent, small, red tube-shaped flowers.

Order - Lamiales

Genus - Russelia

Species - equisetiformis

Uses - Ornamental plant

Origin/Native - Mexico, Guatemala

Height - Up to 72 inches tall

Spread - Up to 60 inches wide

Category - Deciduous Weeping shrub, subshrub

Flowers - Small, showy, red, tubular-shaped, hanging clustered blooms

Foliage&Plant - Green, small, oval shaped, invisible leaves, multi-branched, leafless stems

Light requirement & Care - Full sun, part shade, average water, dry to moist soils

Growth rate - Low to medium

Blooming Season - All Year round

Attracts - Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Life Cycle - Perennial, Annual

Good For -Balcony, pots, hanging baskets, edges, window boxes, borders

Firecracker plant flowers buds
Firecracker plant flowers buds

Russelia equisetiformis white[Firecracker plant creamy yellow/white]
Russelia equisetiformis white

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore[Bengaluru], Karnataka, India

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