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Mexican Cigar PlantĀ (Cuphea Ignea Coan Rose)Ā - For a prominent location in the landscape, grow these Cuphea Ignea seeds for a showy, unique specimen plant. Cuphea ignea plants offer a glossy, dark green foliage that is loaded with continuously blooming rose colored flowers.

Cuphea Ignea is commonly known by several names: Mexican Cigar Plant, Cigar Plant, Firecracker Plant, and Cigarette Plant. As the names suggests, the blooms that are produced are cylinder-shaped and resemble a cigar or firecracker. Cigar Plants are considered to be tender perennials, but they grow quickly from flower seeds and perform well as annuals in most temperate areas.

To get a jump start, start the Mexican Cigar Plant seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last expected frost. Press the flowers seeds into the surface of the soil but do not cover. Keep the flower seeds moist. Transplant outdoors once frost danger has passed. Seedlings can be pinched back to promote a bushy growth habit. For areas with a long growing season, the Cuphea Ignea seeds can be started directly outdoors in a weed-free prepared seedbed. Cigar Plants prefer rich, evenly moist soil that drains well and a p

  • Season:Ā Perennial
  • USDA Zones:Ā 8 - 11
  • Height:Ā 10 inches
  • Bloom Season:Ā Spring until first frost
  • Bloom Color:Ā Rose
  • Environment:Ā Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Type:Ā Humus rich soil, dry, no specific soil pH
  • Temperature:Ā 70F
  • Average Germ Time:Ā 10 - 15 days
  • Light Required:Ā Yes
  • Depth:Ā Seeds should be planted on the surface of the soil
  • Sowing Rate:Ā 3 - 4 seeds per plant
  • Moisture:Ā Keep seeds moist until germination
  • Plant Spacing:Ā 10 - 14 inches

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