How to grow Hamelia patens

Hamelia patens growing shrub‎ to small tree of the genus Hamelia also known as Firebush or Hummingbird bush, Hamelia patens perennial evergreen plant, used for the edible fruits, as medical, ornamental plant, hedge plant and attract pollinators, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+

Leaves color green and can be with little bit red, in elliptic shape with pointed top.

Hamelia patens flower

Flower color red or orange in tubular shape, flowers grows in clusters.

Fruits color red to black when fully reads, the fruits small and edible.

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How to grow Hamelia patens growing and care:


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:
Might be invasive

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn (in tropic all year)

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
For design

Size of the plant:
50-300cm, 20-120 inches, 2-10 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big 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?
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Tubular flower that grow in clusters color of the flower can be red or orange

Scientific name:

Hamelia patens

How to grow Hamelia patens

Hamelia patens flower bloom

Hamelia patens care

Growing Hamelia patens

Hamelia patens plant care

Hamelia patens


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Red flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Red leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Edible plants
  • Hedging plants
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9