Cuphea Ignea | Honeyeaters Lunch
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Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of native Australian honeyeaters with Cuphea ignea Honeyeaters Lunch. Flourishing under the warmth of full sun, this dynamic plant, also known as the firecracker plant and the cigar plant, thrives in sunny, hot, and arid conditions. Strategically placed in a warm, sheltered garden spot, Cuphea ignea Honeyeaters Lunch unveils a captivating display of cherry-red, cigar-shaped flowers adorned with apricot tips—evoking the vibrant energy of a firecracker.
Standing at a mature height of 12 inches and spreading to a width of 24 inches, this compact, rounded shrub structure ensures a space-efficient addition to your garden. Its long-blooming nature, gracing your garden from early spring through fall, makes it a delightful spectacle for both you and your feathered friends.
As its name suggests, Cuphea ignea Honeyeaters Lunch provides a feast for native Australian honeyeaters, butterflies, and bees with flowers filled with irresistible nectar. The plant is adaptable to various environments, thriving in dry to moist, well-drained soil. Whether planted in normal, loamy, clay, sandy, or poor soil types, this versatile beauty remains resilient and charming.
This adaptable plant can be cultivated indoors as an elegant house plant or outdoors in a hanging basket, offering flexibility in your garden design. To optimize its appeal to native Australian honeyeaters and other pollinators, consider planting in mass (5-10 plants) either alone or alongside our selection of plants catering to the local ecosystem, conveniently listed under the Solutions tab on our homepage. Embrace the enchanting charm of Cuphea ignea Honeyeaters Lunch and witness the lively ecosystem it brings to your Australian garden.
Mature Height: 30 cm
Mature Width: 60 cm
Sun / Shade: Full Sun
Moisture Level: Dry, Moist, well-drained
Soil Type: Normal, Loamy, Clay, Sandy, Poor