Russelia equisetiformis, Firecracker Bush

(43 customer reviews)
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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

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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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Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Recently Shipped Russelia equisetiformis, Firecracker Bush


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

43 reviews for Russelia equisetiformis, Firecracker Bush

  1. Vicki S. (verified owner)

  2. Wilbert Reid (verified owner)

    Looking good and recently planted them

  3. Pam L. (verified owner)

    While the Firecrackers are not blooming yet, they’re getting ready!

  4. Carrie K. (verified owner)

    My plants arrived very healthy, and made a very nice surprise gift for a dear friend

  5. Micaela (verified owner)

  6. Sam (verified owner)

    Came in good shape . Plant was healthy

  7. Kenneth (verified owner)

    Healthy, full looking plants. Packaged very well and survived shipping. They will be a fine addition to my hummingbird garden.

  8. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fantastic plants delivered right on time and packed beautifully. I’m amazed! Delighted in fact.

  9. Rejeanne Brousseau (verified owner)

    Package delivery perfect, plants healthy and strong. very happy with them, You guys are pro. Thank you.

  10. Joseph Dawsey (verified owner)

    The plant arrived quickly and was well packed. we’ve already transplanted after letting it rest for a day and it looks great. I will definitely buy again

  11. Jeanette L. (verified owner)

    Hummingbirds love it.

  12. Linda Neal (verified owner)

    The firecracker plants looked great and were still damp from watering. The box itself however looked like it had been thrown around with dents in the side and dirt coming out.

  13. 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!

  14. 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

  15. John B. (verified owner)

    Healthy plant. Arrived in perfect condition. Impressive!

  16. Kevin (verified owner)

    So far, so good. Looks great!

  17. Anonymous (verified owner)

  18. Linda N. (verified owner)

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

  19. Evelyn R. (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant in beautiful condition

  20. James E. (verified owner)

    Nice plant, shipped safely.

  21. 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.

  22. Carrie T. (verified owner)

    They’re beautiful! Absolutely PERFECT

  23. catherine leach (verified owner)

    Beautiful!! The plant came in perfect condition.

  24. 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!

  25. Susan S. (verified owner)

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

  26. Daniel Emmanuel (verified owner)

    Beautiful, healthy plants

  27. Barbara M. (verified owner)

  28. 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!

  29. Gerald Woods (verified owner)

  30. Ty C. (verified owner)

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

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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

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

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

I bought them to attract hummingbirds.

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.

Got something to discuss?

4 months 22 days ago

I was told at purchase at Franklin Park Conservatory that it is a perennial that will winter outside but the zone information does not indicate that – In Ohio, zone 5
Any information?

2 months 14 days ago

Hi Mary

It will not survive freezing temperatures. Average room temperatures 65-75°F/18-24°C. If you move your plant outside for the warm months, don’t worry, it can take the heat. It’s hardy in USDA Zones 9b-11.

Mark Roundtree
3 months 20 days ago

what size pot does this come in?

2 months 14 days ago

Hi Mark

– Medium 4-6” approx 1gallon size
– Large 8-10” pot approx 3 gallon size

Betsy smith
2 months 1 day ago

I live in middle Ga. Will this plant survive in ground during the winter?

1 month 30 days ago

Hi Betsy, it does best in temperatures ranging from 65° – 75° degrees Fahrenheit (18° C – 24° C). It’s winter hardy in USDA zone or hardiness zones 9B through 11. It will not survive freezing temperatures.