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SKU P15873S

Mexican Cigar PlantĀ (Cuphea Ignea Coan Mix)Ā - What a fun and unique bushy plant that can be grown from Cigar Plant seeds! Cuphea Ignea is a plant that will flower continuously once established from flower seeds. It goes by several common names: Mexican Cigar Plant, Cigar Plant, Firecracker Plant, and Cigarette Plant. As the name suggests, the Cuphea blooms are cylinder-shaped like a cigar or a firecracker. The Cuphea Ignea plants has a bushy growth habit with dark green, showy foliage that is glossy. Cuphea Ignea plants are tender perennials meaning that in frost-free zones they will form a evergreen, rounded bushy plant. However, Mexican Cigar Plant will grow quickly and bloom profusely and can easily be grown as an annual from flower seeds. This mix offers a variety of shades in reds and white, and it will provide a steady supply of blooms until the first hard frost. The Mexican Cigar Plant is a great stand-out, showy plant so make sure it's grown in a prominent location!

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 position if full sun to partial shade.

  • Season:Ā Perennial
  • USDA Zones:Ā 8 - 11
  • Height:Ā 10 inches
  • Bloom Season:Ā Spring until first frost
  • Bloom Color:Ā Mix
  • Environment:Ā Full sun or 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