Ruttya speciosa scholesei - Plant
Description for Ruttya speciosa scholesei
Ruttya fruticosa, also known as jammy mouth or jÃƒÂªmbekkie, is a shrub which is native to Africa.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Rabbit ears, Orange bird, Hummingbird plant||Orange/blue||Seasonal bloomer||3.50 to 4.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out. TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll look like a bundle of sticks on arrival. Note, they are not deadÃ¢â‚¬â€simply dormant.If you are buying container-grown plants (vs. bare-root plants), plant them by May or early June for best results.
|Full sun to part shade||Well drained soil||Medium||20 to 40 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Ruttya speciosa scholesei
- Where temperatures stay below freezing during winter, enclose the plant with a sturdy mesh cylinder, filling the enclosure with compost, mulch, dry wood chips, pine needles, or chopped leaves.DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t use heavy, wet, maple leaves for mulch. Mulch instead with oak leaves, pine needles, compost, or straw.
Typical uses of Ruttya speciosa scholesei
Special features: The fascinating blooms are sold as cut flowers by the million and used in floral arrangements. Bird of paradise make an excellent container plant for atriums, sunrooms and greenhouses.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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