Flame of the Woods flowers
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Height: 6 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 9a
Other Names: Jungle Geranium
A rounded, evergreen shrub featuring stunning bright red flower clusters, contrasted by deep green, leathery oblong foliage; primarily blooms in summer, then sporadically throughout the year; a popular flowering shrub for frost free areas
Features & Attributes
Flame of the Woods features showy clusters of red tubular flowers at the ends of the branches from late winter to late fall. Its attractive glossy oval leaves remain dark red in color throughout the year.
This is a multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with a more or less rounded form. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Flame of the Woods can be expected to grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.