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Botanical name:- Hamelia Patens.
|Scientific name||Hamelia patens|
|Common name||Hamelia patens|
|Temperature requirement||25-35 °C|
|Watering||Water everyday &keep moist|
|Pests||Whitefly,thrips,aphids, scale insects, and mealy bug|
|Pet friendliness||Toxic to pets and humans|
|Maximum plant height||60cm – 4.5M|
|Potting mix||Potting soil/red soil/manure/perlite|
|Pot requirement||Good drainage&repot every 1-2 years|
|Nutrition||Apply manure for first 15 days and npk for next 15 days|
|Pruning&training||Remove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears|
|Common color & season||Orange|
|Description||Hamelia 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.