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Ruttya fruticosa,Ruttya Fruticosa, Rabbit Ears, Orange Bird, Hummingbird Plant

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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Ruttya Fruticosa, Rabbit Ears, Orange Bird, Hummingbird Plant
Regional name:
Marathi - Rutya
Shrubs, Groundcovers
Acanthaceae or Crossandra or Thunbergia family
Sun growing, Semi shade, Shade growing
Normal, Can tolerate less, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
Year-around flowering, Flowers in flushes throughout the year
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Orange, Red
Foliage color:
Plant Height or length:
1 to 2 meters
Plant Spread or Width:
1 to 2 meters
Plant Form:
Spreading, Upright or Erect
Special Character:
  • Good for making bonsai
  • Good for screening
  • Good for Hedges and Borders
  • Good for Edges ie very small hedge or border
  • Suitable for road median planting
  • Grows best in humid and warm regions
Generally available in India in quantities of:
Over hundreds

Plant Description:

- A not so often used landscape plant. Foliage is pretty fresh green and shining.
- Origion - South Africa.
- Named in honour of Dr. John Rutty.
- A small shrub with woody branches.
- Leaves ovate to lanceolate, 3-5 cm long, wrinkled.
- Flower - 4.5 cm long, tubular, two lipped, orange red with a black blotch at the centre, in few flowered clusters.
- A small shrub with pretty flowers in small clusters appearing almost the year round.

Growing tips:

- Prefers warm climate and high humidity.
- Plants grow best in slightly acidic soils with good drainage and good fertility.
- It can be grown in both sun and sami shade.