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Hamelia Patens Dwarf is perennial shrub which produces beautiful stick red with yellow colored flowers. It needs quite an amount of sunlight but also grows in shade. It not native to its original breed Hamelia Patens. It can be grown indoors as well as outdoors.
Hamelia Patens Dwarf is a low maintenance plant with the need of sunlight in large amount and water in normal quantities.
Since it is a low maintenance plant, it doesn't need much care as it can withstand heavy cold up to
-1 degree celsius.
It can be grown literally on any soil available and it grows very well as it called the bulletproof plant.
Once this plant is planted, it does very well that nothing can stop from growing.
Watering can be done easily as there are no rules in watering for this plant. Trial and error basis can be used to water this plant
Hamelia Patens Dwarf needs a lot of direct sunlight and it can also withstand a shady lighting for a very long time.
It can withstand very cold temperature up to-1 degree celsius, but it cannot grow without lighting.
Hamelia Patens Dwarf can grow up to fifteen feet tall but can be maintained for about 4-5 feet by cutting.
It can grow up to a spread of about 10 meters and above but this can also be limited by cutting and by limiting the area for the plant to grow.
This plant needs no fertilizing as it can also withstand salty winds so it is often growing on the coastal side.
If needed a little amount of liquid fertilizer is given to the plant for the better growth.
Flowering can be seen from early spring and can last up to early frost and even during winter and no wonder it can withstand very cold climates.
Flowers are red often mixed with yellow tubular flowers that attract various insects including butterflies and hummingbirds.
Don't overwater the plant as it will lead the plant dead caused by the rotting of roots due to over water in the soil.
To avoid this provide the plant with good drainage system if the plant is grown indoors.
Though the flowers of the plant attract many insects, there will not be any problem from these insects as it will take the nectar and leave.