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Cuphea Hyssopifolia (White) - Plant

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Cuphea is a small tropical evergreen sub-shrub with many charming attributes including compact form and fine textured foliage.

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1Cuphea Hyssopifolia (White) - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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About Cuphea Hyssopifolia

Increasingly available in garden centres, exotic cuphea looks like the tropical native it is. It loves hot, humid weather and will bloom all summer, some types producing cool little tubular flowers in red-hot colours that give it one of its common names - cigar flower.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name False heather, Elfin herb, Cigar flower, Cuphea
Maximum Reachable Height 18 to 24 inches.
Flower Colour Deep purple and bright red.
Bloom Time Spring through fall.
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care

  • Prune in spring. Tip prune for bushy growth.
  • Perennial Cupheas are frost tender plants.
  • Pruning group 10 in spring if needed.

    Cuphea Hyssopifolia care

    Cupheas grow best when they are planted in full, bright sun but are quite happy to have periods of light shade during heat of the afternoon. Plant your Cuphea in light, compost rich, well-drained soil.

    Water regularly and thoroughly until they are well established, then watering can be reduced somewhat. Established plants can tolerate occasional periods of drought, but they grow best in evenly moist soil.Pinch back the tip of each stem when they reach 8"-10" tall to induce bushiness and create a more compact shape.

    Feed your Cuphea monthly while actively growing, using a good all-purpose fertilizer, or feed them once in the spring with a slow release granular plant food.

    Sunlight Full sun or partial shade.
    Watering Water regularly and thoroughly until they are well established, then watering can be reduced somewhat.
    Soil Moderately fertile, well-drained soil.
    Temperature 60-65 F.
    Fertilizer Feed your Cuphea monthly while actively growing, using a good all-purpose fertilizer, or feed them once in the spring with a slow release granular plant food.

    Cuphea Hyssopifolia special feature

    False heathers compact size and evergreen nature make it a perfect permanent addition to small spaces. It blends nicely with other plants in container gardens and rarely requires special attention. Combine false heather with its close cousin, cigar plant (Cuphea ignea) for a sensational color combination of orange and purple.

    False heather is easy to find at most garden centers and nurseries. It is cheap and easy to grow so plant a few and all kinds of sulfur butterflies will come running to dine on this vibrantly colored feast that you have set!

    Cuphea Hyssopifolia uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • It is used for borders, beds or edgings along walkways and paths
    • The dense and low growing plant makes a beautiful low maintenance ground cover The distance of planting should be 9 in c/c

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    When to plant Cuphea?

    Cuphea is planted from January to June month.

    How to plant Cuphea?

    To plant Cuphea consider the following points 1. To grow Cuphea plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives at least 4-6 hours of direct bright sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for at least 4-6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get at least 4-6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description.

    How to propagate Cuphea plant?

    Cuphea is propagated by seed and tip cuttings.1. Treat the seeds with rooting hormone. Seeds can be sown in seed pans for obtaining seedlings for garden use. 2. The seeds are sown at 10-12 cm apart and covered with a mixture of soil and FYM. 3. After sowing, the beds should be watered gently with water can. 4. The seeds will germinate within week with proper care and management.

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