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Questions About Firespikes

Asked by
loveandbalance on
October 16, 2011

Q. Bagworms on Firespikes

I have bagworms on 1/2 dozen firespikes. If I spot treat the bagworms, will the hummingbirds still feed on the firespikes? Kindest regards, love and balance.

Answered by
Heather on
October 17, 2011
Certified Expert
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Yes, they should. As a precaution, I would try to avoid using chemical treatments and stick to organic. I personally like neem oil, as it is safe for people ant animals.

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Asked by
avthomas on
November 6, 2016

Q. Firespike plant

I have four firespike plants, one in the ground and three of her babies in pots. When is the best time to trim them? They all are blooming now, so I would think this is not a good time. After they bloom?

Thank you,
Vicki.

Answered by
Alisma on
November 6, 2016
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Yes, after blooming is a good time to prune back firespike plants. If they get too big, they can be pruned several times a year as needed. If you are in a climate with frost during the winter, you can also prune it back to the ground after the first frost, and cover the base of the plant with mulch for protection.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/firespike/firespike-plant-information.htm

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Asked by
Karl Aughe on
March 4, 2017

Q. First aid for plants

My granddaughter fell into a large bed Firespike plants, so what do you do for first aid for the stinging and blisters?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 5, 2017
Certified Expert
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We would suggest you seek medical advice.
You can also call the American Association Of Poison Control Centers.
1 800-222-1222

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 7, 2017

Q. Plant called Odontomena ( Firespike )

WHEN. To take cuttings in Melbourne Australia please.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 7, 2017
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It is best to take cuttings in the fall and spring, or as new growth appears or before the plant is dormant.
Take the cuttings and strip off the lower leaves and stick them directly into the ground leaving only one leaf cluster at the top.
Each of the little nodes should began to sprout roots.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/firespike/firespike-plant-information.htm

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