How to grow Cuphea ignea

Cuphea ignea growing shrub‎ of the genus Cuphea also known as Firecracker Plant or Cigar Plant, Cuphea ignea perennial evergreen or annual plant, ornamental plant and attract pollinators, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, desert, subtropical or temperate climate hardiness zone 10+ (as perennial) 6-9 (as annual).

Leaves color green in elliptic shape.

Cuphea ignea flower

Flower color red, orange, white, pink, purple or more than one color, in a cone shape.

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How to grow growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
30-60cm, 1-2 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Cone shape flowers in red, orange, pink, white or purple color

Scientific name:

Cuphea ignea

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