A beautiful and attractive tropical dwarf hybrid flowering shrub that blooms all year round. It produces dense corymb-like red flower clusters at branch tips almost all year long under ideal conditions in full sun. The showy 2- to 6-inch globular clusters of tiny tubular 4-petaled flowers even when less than a foot tall.
Plant Jungle Flame in moist, organic enriched and well-drained acidic soil, and where there is abundant sunlight and humidity for optimum growth and flowering. Remove flowers when withered and dried leaves if any.
Prune annually to keep bush in shape or to encourage flowering, instead of repeatedly shearing off branch tips which will inhibit emerging flower buds.
Feed monthly with a water-soluble fertilizer formulated for acid-loving plants.
It is susceptible to yellowing of leaves (chlorosis) when grown in alkaline soil.
Excellent for hedges, screens or massed in garden beds and borders