Russelia equisetiformis - Coral plant

Russelia Equisetiformis or Coral plant is a perennial plant, of hanging, with thin branches and flowers of red coral color.
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Russelia Equisetiformis, also known as Coral Fountain, is a perennial perennial perennial from the Scrophulariaceae family. Native to Central America and Mexico, this trailing beauty has won hearts around the world thanks to its unique appearance and easy care.

Description: This charming plant is distinguished by its slender, drooping branches that resemble small coral fountains. Its foliage is bright green, but what really makes it stand out are its spectacular clusters of tubular flowers that hang delicately like graceful cascades of deep red or coral, depending on the variety.

How to Care - Watering and Fertilizing: Russelia Equisetiformis is a plant that, while easy to care for, requires some attention to thrive in all its splendor. Here are some tips:

Sunny Location: Russelia loves the sun, so be sure to place it in a very sunny location. This is the key to unleashing its spectacular bloom.

No Frost Resistance: Keep in mind that this plant does not tolerate frost. It is suitable for warm climates or regions with mild winters.

Light Soil and Rich in Organic Matter: Plant Russelia in light soils with abundant organic matter. Make sure the substrate has good drainage to avoid waterlogging.

Moderate Watering: Russelia Equisetiformis is not a water fanatic. Water it moderately and make sure the substrate is dry before watering again. Avoid waterlogging, as this can damage its roots.

Periodic Repotting: If you grow Russelia in pots, it is advisable to repot it every two years. This will provide it with fresh space and renewed nutrients to continue to thrive.

Occasional Pruning: To maintain its shape and encourage compact growth, you can trim back any long or straggly branches. This can also promote more abundant flowering.

Pest and Disease Resistant: One of the advantages of this plant is its resistance to pests and diseases, making it an even easier choice for your garden.

Adaptation to Cold and Heat: Russelia Equisetiformis adapts well to heat and maritime climates. However, you must protect it from frost, as it does not tolerate extremely cold temperatures. In hot climates, provide partial shelter from the scorching sun during the hottest hours of the day to keep it at its best.

Russelia Equisetiformis is a superb choice for adorning your outdoor spaces. Whether in hanging pots, rockery borders or tall planters, this plant will add a touch of elegance and cheerfulness to your garden. With proper care and love, it will reward you with a profusion of blooms that will draw admiring glances. Make room in your garden for this hanging jewel and enjoy its unparalleled beauty!



Data sheet

Russelia Equisetiformis - Coral plant
0,5-1,5 m
Red flowers
Spring, summer and autumn
Moderated irrigation without over watering. The lack of long periods of water will result in a less beautiful plant.
Pots, balconies, terrazes. To cover slopes, for the edge of throughs, In hanging baskets, in rockeries...
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It frosts at -2ºC
Being the product a living plant and depending on the season, this plant could be received, in some cases, not exactly the same as in the photography, but as similar as possible, without impacting on quality of the same.

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