Mexican firebush is a plant which belongs to the Hamelia genus. A type of flowering ornamental / flower, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Normally grows with a bush-like habit. Mexican firebush is a great plant to attract butterflies, bees, and birds to your garden.
United States is believed to be where Mexican firebush originates from.
Mexican firebush is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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These plants have been known to grow well alongside Mexican firebush so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Mexican firebush so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Mexican firebush plants:
Hamelia patens Jacq.
23 Mar 2012
My four fire bush plants are all coming back readily.
13 Mar 2012
My four fire bushes are coming back. Hope they grow to a good size this season.