Russelia equisetiformis, Firecracker Bush

(32 customer reviews)
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Ships October 1st - October 8th.
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

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Cascading Fiery Red Blooms Attract Butterflies, Birds and Compliments

The Firecracker Bush grows in a wild and wispy cascade of scarlet tubular flowers. Its slender rush-like stems start out erect, then fall over in a burst of color. Many gardeners choose it for training on a trellis, accenting a border or spilling from a container. These shrubs can soften and highlight an otherwise well-trimmed landscape; but plan well, as they do not like to stay small. They need space.

Firecrackers are moderate to fast growers, reaching 3 feet tall and 3 to 5 feet wide. They bloom year-round and prefer full to part sun. They are salt-tolerant, and should be brought inside during cold weather.

Additional information


10a, 10b, 11a, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Mature Height

2 ft – 6 ft


2 ft – 4 ft

32 reviews for Russelia equisetiformis, Firecracker Bush

  1. Jeanette L. (verified owner)

    Hummingbirds love it.

  2. Laurian (verified owner)

    Plant was perfectly package and easy to remove from the shipping container. It still was very wet, so I immediately planted the Firecracker Bush. It is thriving!

  3. Paul P. (verified owner)

    Unusual looking like a shaggy haircut and the right size that fits in the pots that I can manage indoors in NE Ohio winters..some blooms were on …not much…but that will change soon as it graces 6 hours of summer sun next to my koi pond…lots of firecrackers 🧨by 7/4 I’m sure…very healthy plants and well packaged…will buy from PlantVine again

  4. John B. (verified owner)

    Healthy plant. Arrived in perfect condition. Impressive!

  5. Kevin (verified owner)

    So far, so good. Looks great!

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

  7. Linda N. (verified owner)

    The plant was so well packaged and just beautiful! I will be recommending Plant Vine to all my friends

  8. Evelyn R. (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant in beautiful condition

  9. James E. (verified owner)

    Nice plant, shipped safely.

  10. Anthony Wilkey (verified owner)

    Plants arrived alive. But they were not packaged very well. The surface of the pots were not covered which resulted in loose soil thrown all over the inside of the box. Luckily the plants survived.

  11. Carrie T. (verified owner)

    They’re beautiful! Absolutely PERFECT

  12. catherine leach (verified owner)

    Beautiful!! The plant came in perfect condition.

  13. Erica Plant (verified owner)

    Loved the “frost watch” before shipping my plant! Once mother nature decided to get her act together, shipping was quick and my plant wasn’t a “popsicle” when it was delivered! Thank you so much!

  14. Susan S. (verified owner)

    Exactly what I wanted. It was bigger than I thought it would be.

  15. Daniel Emmanuel (verified owner)

    Beautiful, healthy plants

  16. Barbara M. (verified owner)

  17. Gregory R. (verified owner)

    This was my second order from PlantVine and my plants arrived healthy and perfectly packed. I’ve yet to see them planted, however, since it is required they not be transplanted until one week after arrival. I trust they will be fine though. I really like this site!

  18. Gerald Woods (verified owner)

  19. Ty C. (verified owner)

    Arrived well packed and protected. Healthy and good sized plants.

  20. Cindy A. (verified owner)

    The plant I received was healthy and happy. It was packed extremely well and wasn’t damaged at all during shipment. No yellowing of leaves or broken stems. First time to order from PlantVine, but I’ll be back!

  21. Judith Workman (verified owner)

    Healthy plants. Love this plant

  22. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This is the most professional organization ever! Plants arrived on-time, well-packaged, healthy, and I am delighted. For ALL future plant desires, I will purchase from PlantVine. Way to go! I would give PlantVine more stars if it was possible.

  23. barb brooks (verified owner)

    Looks pretty good

  24. Amanda B. (verified owner)

    So much better than I anticipated! Thank you! They arrived in perfect shape and are in the ground ready to grow! I was so impressed I turned around and ordered more plants!

  25. Collin A. (verified owner)

    Came in great shape, well packaged. Have planted in a container and am hoping for great results! Thanks!

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  27. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plants very healthy. Well packaged. Arrived ahead of posted dleivery date. Would use PlantVine again.

  28. Denise (verified owner)

  29. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Have ordered these plants from PlantVine 2 years in a row…very pleased…plants arrived healthy and blooming! Also great communication with the company so thanks PlantVine!

  30. Kris H. (verified owner)

    I was worried about purchasing plants online, but I was very impressed with how well they were shipped and the condition of the plants themselves. I recommend purchasing from PlantVine.

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Why others chose the Russelia equisetiformis, Firecracker Bush

I just bought 2 plants. Pray they arrive healthy!

Very hardy plants. Survived Cat 2 hurricane winds and sub freezing winter temps unscathed!

Gift to my wife

I bought them to attract hummingbirds.

Love this plant. It’s so colorful and fluffy 😀

Love this plant. It’s so colorful and fluffy 😀

In N Texas they thrive in full sun.

They are too difficult to find in Austin. We lost all ours this year with the freeze. They are my husbands favorite

Tx freeze

I am trying to attract hummingbirds to my flower gardens

Severe Winter storm coming

Beautiful grass that blooms all summer long. Hummingbirds LOVE it. We have this in big pots on our deck. Bring it in during the winter.

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