Firespikes

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  4. Plant called Odontomena ( Firespike )
Asked by loveandbalance on October 16, 2011
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.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Plant Called Odontomena ( Firespike )

WHEN. To take cuttings in Melbourne Australia please.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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