The curious flowers of cuphea ignea bring to mind the fiery glow and shape of tiny cigars.

This neat little evergreen perennial makes a lovely pot plant for a bright, sunny window or conservatory. In summer, it can be moved outside as a patio table centrepiece!

Surprisingly easy to grow, the cigar plant adds an exotic feel to your home and makes a fabulous talking point! 

Sowing months: February - April

Flowering months: June - September

Sowing:

Sow seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed compost, then lightly cover to 3mm (1/8") deep with vermiculite or compost. Place container in a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag at a temperature of 18-20C (64-68F) until after germination which usually takes 10-15 days.

Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle, taking care not to damage the fragile roots, into 9cm (4") pots. When roots have filled these pots, set into final containers.

Position: full sun, sun or semi shade

Plant size:

Height: up to 40cm (16in)

Spread: up to 40cm (16in)

Hardiness & longevity: tender perennial

Ideal for: greenhouse, conservatory

Delivery

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Most products are dispatched within 1-2 working days of receiving the order. We'll let you know by email when your order has been dispatched.

Your order will normally reach you within 3-4 days. It may take a little longer in busy periods.

Returns

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