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The Hummingbird Plant
Dicliptera suberecta or hummingbird plant, also known as the firecracker flower or Uruguayan firecracker plant, is a sturdy ornamental plant that pleases hummingbirds from spring through the beginning frost in fall with its bright blooms. Keep reading to find out more.
Know exactly what a Hummingbird Plant Does Resemble?
Hummingbird plants are feathery plants that can grow as high as 2 feet (1 m.), with a span of around 3 feet (1 m.). The creamy stems and leaves are an admirable shade of grayish-green. Clusters of vibrant, red-like-orange flowers at trunk tips are tube-shaped and upright, making it simple for hummingbirds to access the sweet nectar.
This resilient perennial is applicable for growth in USDA hardiness plant zones seven and higher; It would help if you cultivated hummingbird plants once every year in cooler climates. It is applicable for borders, flower beds, hanging baskets, or containers.
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How to Grow Dicliptera
Hummingbird plant growing is about as simple as it comes. Plant this heat-loving, drought-tolerant plant in well-drained soil and full sunlight, then get relaxed and observe the spectacle when hummingbirds gather from far and near. It is not bizarre to see several hummingbirds on alone plants.
The hummingbird plant is likewise admirable to other favorable pollinators, including honeybees and butterflies.
Caretaking of the Hummingbird Plant
The hummingbird plant can thrive on carelessness as a hardy, indestructible plant. Even though the plant enjoys dry soil, it gains from infrequent watering during dry, hot weather. A fertilizer is not required. Once-blooming stops in autumn, cut the plant almost to the ground if you're cultivating the hummingbird plant as a continual. The plant will lie inert for the winter but will spring forth greater than before when temperatures increase in springtime.
The hummingbird plant is unyielding to most diseases and pests, despite the plant rotting in poorly drained, soggy soil. Due to its fuzzy foliage, deer lean towards leaving the hummingbird plant alone.