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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Requirements for 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
Spring / Summer / Autumn (in tropic all year)
Pests and diseases:
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Size of the plant:
50-300cm, 20-120 inches, 2-10 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower:
Tubular flower that grow in clusters color of the flower can be red or orange