Fire Cracker Plant Shallow Water Plant


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AWARD-WINNING! Fire Cracker Plant won the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society! You will quickly see why it was so deserving of the award when you see the uniqueness of this plant!

WILDLIFE’S TREAT! Fire Cracker Plant is an absolute delight to butterflies and hummingbirds! They will love this plant as much as you do!

MOTHER NATURE KNOWS BEST! Water plants act as filters & work WONDERS for the clarity and quality of your water–naturally! They also provide excellent habitat for your prized fish and other wildlife!

BLACK THUMB-FRIENDLY! Pond plants are forgiving & super simple to grow! All they need is plenty of moisture & some gravel or soil to hold roots in place! Easy as that!

100% QUALITY GUARANTEE! Our plants are grown & shipped by skilled, trusted aquatic plant experts. Your plant is guaranteed to arrive alive and healthy!

Cuphea Ignea, also called Fire Cracker Plant and Mexican Cigar Plant, is a unique and beautiful flowering shrub. Fire Cracker Plant gets it’s name from its beautiful blooms! When this plant flowers it resembles a lit cigar or a firecracker. Fire Cracker Plant is hardy in zones 10-12 and performs best in full sun to part shade. While this plant is commonly grown outdoors, it can also be a beautiful houseplant if given a sunny enough window! Fire Cracker Plant prefers damp soil so if you are planning on planting outside it should be planted along the moist pond margins rather than in the water. Fire Cracker Plant is also very easy to overwinter indoors! This plant is well loved by everything that comes in contact with it! It is an oasis for butterflies and hummingbirds, and it also won the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society! This unique and beautiful plant will be the perfect addition to your space!


  • Common name: Fire Cracker Plant, Mexican Cigar Plant
  • Botanical name: Cuphea Ignea
  • Bloom color: Bright red
  • Bloom time: Summer-fall
  • Plant height: 1′-2′
  • Plant spread: 2′-3′
  • Light requirements: Full sun-part shade
  • Water depth: Prefers damp soil, so it should be planted along the moist pond margins rather than in the water.
  • USDA hardiness zones: 10-12

NOTES FROM THE EXPERTS AT CHALILY: Our live plants are delivered as bare root plants. This means that the plant has mature, growing root structures ready to be planted. We recommend Chalily Lily and Lotus Fertilizer for all flowering aquatic plants.

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