Hamelia - Hummingbird bush

SKU: MYBG-FLOW-HAME-HUBU
filler
Rs.325
Pot size: 5"

Water Requirement

Daily

Flower Color

Red

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer,Winter

Genus

Hamelia

Size

Large

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Use

Balcony,Low Maintenance

Product Description

Hamelia patens is a large perennial flowering shrub or small tree . The bloom comes with 4- to 5-foot mound of tubular, reddish orange flowers.

Hamelia Patens

Family

Rubiaceae

Native

Florida and South America

Description

Hamelia patens is a large perennial shrub or small tree that is typically grown as an annual. It typically makes a 4- to 5-foot mound of tubular, reddish orange flowers from early summer until late fall. Its leaves appear in whorls of between 3 and 7 at the nodes of the stems, and are about six inches long and lightly haired. The foliage often turns bright red before freezing back and the small, dark fruit is edible.The flower buds last longer than the flowers themselves and appear in great numbers. After maturing, the flowers drop off quickly and the plant requires only occasional shearing to keep it in a nearly perpetual state of bloom.

Hummingbirds & Butterflies are attracted to the tubular red flowers. Song birds also like to feed on the berries. The leaves and stems have been used for tanning an a concoction reportedly is used for various medicinal purposes.

Environment

Hamelia is very drought tolerant and thrives in most any soil as long as it is well-drained. Full sun or partially shaded locations are preferable to shady ones which will result in rank growth and little bloom.

Average water, fertilizing, and trimming is required. Add composted manure or to enrich the soil around the plant's roots. Trim lightly to shape anytime, but do a harder pruning in winters.

Landscape Uses

Perfect for bonsai because of its miniature features . Ideal for walkway or garden path

Flowering plants need access to bright sunlight to remain healthy and blooming. An easy facing balcony is the best place for the plants in Indian conditions. Try keeping them in bright sunlight but also where they get a little cover from the harsh afternoon sun. Some plants which are a little tender tend to burn due to the same.

Plants with thin leaves need daily watering and ones with thick leaves need watering 3-4 times a week. This will also depend on the season. Generally during the blooming period, plants love a lot of water. Try keeping the soil moist. During winters it is better to cut back on watering.

Keep the plants in a well drained soil with a drainage hole at the bottom. This will help to avoid over watering. Take care as to not leave stagnant water on top of the soil. Fertilise the plant once in 2-3 weeks during its blooming period. Do not fertilise it in winters.

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