The Firecracker Flower is an evergreen subshrub with bright orange flowers. Leaves are elliptic, dark green and glossy. They have wavy margins. Flowers are funnel-shaped with 5 spreading lobes. It is grown as a house plant in temperate regions. It is grown as a landscape plant in subtropical and tropical regions. Native to southern India and Sri Lanka. Hardy in zones 10-12.
Growing Instructions for the Firecracker Flower
- The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Put the soil in a pot. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet. 4. Put the seeds on the soil. 5. Lightly cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil 1/8 of an inch thick. 6. Water the seeds. 7. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade. The seeds take 7-10 days to germinate. 8. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.