Hamelia Patens

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Botanical name:- Hamelia Patens.

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Scientific nameHamelia patens
Common nameHamelia patens
Temperature requirement25-35 °C
LightFull sun
WateringWater everyday &keep moist
PestsWhitefly,thrips,aphids, scale insects, and mealy bug
Pet friendlinessToxic to pets and humans
Maximum plant height60cm – 4.5M
Potting mixPotting soil/red soil/manure/perlite
Pot requirementGood drainage&repot every 1-2 years
NutritionApply manure for first 15 days and npk for next 15 days
Pruning&trainingRemove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears
Common color & seasonOrange
DescriptionHamelia patens is a beautiful flowering species of small trees or perennial shrubs belonging to the coffee tree or madder family, rubiaceae. The fiery blooms on the plant have earned the plant common names including:
the firecracker shrub,firebushscarlet bus,redhead.The beautiful flowers of the plant are accented by whorls of pointed, oval, gray-green leaves that may be up to 6” inches long with pink veins. They thrive well in the presence of full sunlight. Water them enough to keep their soil moist. The soil on which they are supposed to be planted must be sandy loam and well-drained. Ideal temperature to ensure healthy growth is 20 to 35 degree celsius. In terms of feeding, use any organic fertilizers. Lightly head back only occasionally. Propagation is by soft wood stem cuttings, seed.

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