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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How to grow 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 indoor 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

How to grow Odontonema cuspidatum

Odontonema cuspidatum


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Red flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • White leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Colored leaves
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Hedging plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9