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Russelia equisetiformis
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Scientific name - Russelia equisetiformis

Genus name 'Russell' is given by Englishman Alexander Russell, who wrote the book Natural History of Aleppo.

Synonyms --

Popular names - coral plant.

Distribution and Habitat - originally from Mexico and Central America.

Description - shrub, 60-150 cm tall. Branches green, thin, pubescent, with 4.12 edges. Leaves pubescent, with some softwood apuncte, leaves from the branches are placed 3.6 in each verticil, language ovat-elliptic, 8.5-16 x 6-9 mm, top acute, sparsely toothed, leaves are opposite dinsre top Lujerul, linear, whole. Inflorescences opposite or verticil at Lujerul peaks, each with 1-3 flowers cima. Flower stalk 3-4 cm; floral stalk 1-1.5 cm long. AsLiciu persistent, SEPA ovata, 2-3 mm, pubescent. Corola tubular, coral-red or scarlet, 1.5-2.5 cm, pubescent outside and inside. Stamens 1.8-2 cm long. Style and ovary 1.8 cm long. Fruit capsule spherical, 3-6 mm in diameter. Seeds numerous, ovoid, longitudinally ribbed wings.

Growth rate - moderate.

Tolerances - temperatures up to (ͦ -4 C).

Requirements - soil rich in organic substances, well-drained, with exhibitions sunny.

Management - is clipped and removes only the branches dry. Apply fertilizers (10-30-10 NPK) at 3 months, after which the wet immediately. Easily transplanted.

Propagation - by seedlings.

Properties and Uses - can grow as a species of ornamental flower pot or garden where conditions allow.

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