Odontonema callistachyum - Purple Fire Spike

purple fire spike odontonema callistachyum

Odontonema callistachyum, Purple Fire Spike   This tropical landscape shrub will add a lavender touch of color and a broad leaf texture to your landscape.  We grow them in full sun as well as in partial shade which seems to be what they prefer.  This purple variety has proven to be a bit more hardy than its red cousin.  Some of these plants in our landscape show minimal damage after temperatures in the upper twenties.  Those that were damaged were quick to recover.  While it will grow to five or six feet in height, it is easily pruned to a manageable size to fit your landscape.

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