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Cuphea ignea, commonly known as Cigar Plant, is a compact perennial native to Mexico and the Caribbean. It features tubular flowers that resemble lit cigars, with orange-red petals and black tips. The plant has a bushy growth habit and attractive dark green foliage.

Cigar Plant thrives in full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil with average moisture. It is tolerant of heat and humidity, making it suitable for tropical and subtropical climates. Provide regular watering, especially during dry periods, but avoid overwatering to prevent root rot. Prune lightly to maintain shape and encourage continuous blooming.

Cuphea ignea is highly attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies, providing them with a rich source of nectar. The plant also serves as a host for various beneficial insects, contributing to overall garden biodiversity.

Additionally, its vibrant flowers add color and interest to garden landscapes throughout the season. growing season.

Cigar Flower - Cuphea ignea, non-native


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