About Firecracker Plant
Russelia equisetiformis, or the Coral plant, is a deciduous, branching, tropical shrub measuring four feet by five feet at maturity. It flowers profusely with small decumbent or trailing, red flowers. The Coral plant is a popular nectar plant for hummingbirds and butterflies and is moderately salt tolerant.
Also known as
Fountainbush, Coral plant, Coral fountain, Coralblow and Fountain plant
How to care for Firecracker Plant
Firecracker Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Firecracker Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Firecracker Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Firecracker Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.