Firecracker Plant features cascading stems with scarlet tubular flowers, providing color from spring to fall. It's versatile for trellises, borders, or containers and is semi-evergreen. During winter, it can be a houseplant but should be moved outside for the best blooming and to attract pollinators in the summer.
The Firecracker Plant, Russelia equisetiformis, is a vibrant addition to gardens, with arching stems that reach 3-6 feet (90-180 cm) tall. Its red, firecracker-shaped tubular flowers bloom densely, attracting hummingbirds and pollinators throughout late spring to autumn, which are its main identification features. This semi-evergreen subshrub forms a compact mound covered in tiny red flowers. Native to Mexico, it thrives in tropical gardens but requires maintenance due to its cascading form.