Bottle Brush Trees
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what is this plant

Zone Singleton NSW Australia | KerrieTee added on November 6, 2018 | Answered

This plant is growing on my callistemon; it seems to be attached to the callistemon by several roots so it looks like it is an epiphyte of some kind; our climate here is mostly dry with the four distinct seasons.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on November 6, 2018

Jacobinia pauciflora 'Firefly', Justicia rizzinii 'Firefly'.
DESCRIPTION: Dense growing shrub with loads of fiery tubular flowers shaded from red to yellow late winter and spring.
PLANTING: Plant in a partially shaded-full sun position in the garden, if you live in a cooler climate, plant in a pot and enjoy on a well lit patio.
CARE: Prune after flowering to encourage dense growth habit and continued flowering. Mulch and apply liquid fertiliser each spring. Protect from drought and frost. Give plenty of water during dry periods.

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