Its an excellent choice for hanging baskets; it looks attractive because of its drooping nature.

Botanical Name - Russelia equisetiformis

Common Name - Russelia

Additional Info

Russelia grows 3 feet or more with a spread of 2 feet. The tiny, dark green leaves are scale-like and grow on thin, rush-like stems. Russelia does best in at least 4 hours of direct sunlight a day. Coral Plant needs a well-drained potting mix or humus-rich soil, a soil mix consisting of equal parts of loam and peat moss with sand added for drainage. Let the soil become moderately dry between thorough watering and fertilize with a balanced fertilizer every 2 weeks year around.

Propagation: Russelia equisetiformis is propagated by division or by stem cuttings in spring. Side shoots at least 3 inches long are removed and are inserted in the sand with bottom heat. Keep the sand moist.