Mexican Honeysuckle: Justicia Spicigera

This brightly colored plant is also known as a Firecracker Bush. The species is native to Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Mexican Honeysuckle prefers light shade to full sun exposure. It is fairly drought tolerant, but looks better and grows larger when given regular supplemental water in the summer. It has a moderate to fast growth rate and the primary requirement is good drainage. Water weekly in Summer and every other week in the Winter. This bush has a year-round flowering season and grows to the size of 3 feet by 4 feet.