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Russelia Equisetiformis

Botanical Name:

Russelia equisetiformis

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of direct sun per day
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Dec

Plant Type

Shrubs, Annual, Houseplant, Shrub, Shrub up to 1.5 m high with numerous lax whorled branches sometimes arching and rooting, ribbed, and Equisetum-like

Lifespan

Annual, Perennial

Flower

Flowers freely from late spring to frost. Will continue to flower into winter if taken indoors and treated as a houseplant. Bright red flowers in drooping terminal cymes., Flowers in 1–2(–3)flowered fascicles and slender peduncles

Fruit

broadly ovoid, beaked by persistent style, Capsule broadly ovoid, beaked by persistent style.

Benefits
Attracts

Butterflies

Hummingbirds

Taxonomy

Order

Scrophulariales

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Genus

Russelia

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