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Odontonema strictum

Odontonema strictum, also known as Firespike, is a flowering plant native to central and south America.

The plant has attractive, glossy, dark green leaves that are lance-shaped and arranged in opposite pairs along the stem. The leaves can grow up to 1 foot in length and 2.5 inches in width. The stem is woody, and can grow up to 3 meters tall.

The flowers of Odontonema are its most distinctive feature. They grow in dense, upright spikes that can be up to a foot long, and are made up of small, tubular flowers that range in color from deep red to pink. The flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, making it a popular choice for wildlife gardens.

Odontonema is a hardy plant that prefers partial shade and well-drained soil. It can tolerate a wide range of temperatures, and can be grown in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11. It can be propagated through stem cuttings or by division.

Care of Odontonema strictum:

  • Shade to partial sun
  • temp. 35 to 95 degrees,
  • 2 to 7 ft. tall
  • Allow well drained soil to become slightly dry before watering

Family: Acanthaceae

This plant is shipped in a 3.5 - 4 inch pot.

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