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Odontonema strictum


Firespike is one of about 40 species of herbs or shrubs all native to the Americas. Though not native to the RGV, it has highly adapted to our salts, intense summer heat, and other harsh conditions.  Grown for its lush tropical foliage and soil tolerance in South Texas perennial gardens.  Although hardy further north, early frosts can spoil its fantastic crimson spikes in late fall. This is one of the FEW shade tolerate nectar sources for our local and migrating hummingbirds! Visit Mr. and Mrs. Cypcar for propagation advice!

Texas Native!
Rio Grande Valley Native!
Lifespan: Perennial Size: 4'x3' Attracts: Butterflies , Hummingbirds , Birds
Hardiness: Perennial Planting Size: Mid Height Planting Blooms:
Water: Dry , Average Sunlight: Part Sun Season: Winter , Spring , Summer , Fall
Bentsen Palm Development - 2500 S. Bentsen Palm Drive - Suite 267B - Mission, Texas 78572 - (956) 381-1500 - McAllen Real Estate