Odontonema strictum is native to South America and grows very well in South Florida. Its twelve-inch flower spikes consist of waxy tubular flowers. This shrub is one of the best shrubs in South Florida to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and honeybees. The red flowering variety blooms most of the year. However, the purple variety is quite stunning from late January through March.
Richard Lyons Nursery currently has the red and purple firespike in stock.