Rabbit ears, Orange bird, Hummingbird plant
Ruttya fruticosa, also known as jammy mouth or j, mbekkie, is a shrub which is native to Africa.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Rabbit ears, Orange bird, Hummingbird plant
|Maximum Reachable Height
||3.50 to 4.00 feet
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
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.Don, t use heavy, wet, maple leaves for mulch. Mulch instead with oak leaves, pine needles, compost, or straw.
Ruttya speciosa scholesei care
They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out. They, ll look like a bundle of sticks on arrival. Note, they are not dead, 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
||20 to 40 degrees C
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Ruttya speciosa scholesei special feature
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.
Ruttya speciosa scholesei uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose