How to grow Odontonema cuspidatum

Odontonema cuspidatum growing shrub of the genus Odontonema also known as Mottled toothedthread, Odontonema cuspidatum perennial or deciduous evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant, hedge plant, drought tolerant and attract pollinators, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean, temperate climate or houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves color green light to dark can be variegate green with white in elliptic shape.

Odontonema cuspidatum flower

Flower color red tubular shape, flowers grow in clusters

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Requirements for Odontonema cuspidatum growing and care:

Rich soil, mulch

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

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / in the tropic all year

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spidermites

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Design and dead flowers

Size of the plant:
1-2m, 3-6 feet (40-80 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Tubular red flower that grow in clusters

Scientific name:

Odontonema cuspidatum

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