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A beautiful shrub with glossy green leaves which set off the vivid bright orange flowers well. It will take the humidity of northern tropical areas as well as heat, and will flower in part shade as well as full sun. A great plant for container growing, for indoors, patios and courtyards. Fertilise regularly with liquid fertiliser or use a slow release fertiliser to encourage flowering. Drought tolerant once established, but frost tender.
Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres
Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: Slow release fertiliser.