- Prolific, Colorful Blooms
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 3 Feet
- Pet Safe
Brazilian Firecracker produces an everblooming profusion of brightly colored flowers ranging from deep yellow to dark reddish-orange throughout the year. Also known as Candy Corn Plant and Goldfish Plant, this beauty has thick, glossy, densely-packed, succulent-like leaves. Native to South America, it provides a magnificent colorful impact!
Best Locations For Growing Candy Corn Plant
You can grow this lovely tropical in a hanging basket once it starts putting on new growth. Keep daytime room temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees F, and avoid letting evening temperatures drop below 50 degrees F.
Candy Corn Plant Sunlight Requirements
Provide bright direct to indirect sunlight, preferably 5 or more hours of indirect sunlight through south, east, or west-facing windows. This plant will do well in bright settings. If you notice your plant isn’t blooming well, move it into brighter light.
Candy Corn Plant Care
Candy Corn Plant prefers soil that is light, well-draining, and slightly acidic. Candy Corn Plants can get quite big in an ideal environment, so trim the vines back in spring by half to help promote new growth and keep the plant compact and full. Remove spent flowers to promote more flowering the following season. It enjoys being slightly pot-bound, but if you see the roots growing out of the drainage holes, it’s time to repot. Select a new pot only 2 inches larger than the original. Propagate Candy Corn Plant by stem cuttings.
Watering Candy Corn Plant
Keep Candy Corn’s soil moist during the active growing season from spring through fall, and significantly scale back watering during the winter months. If you notice wilted leaves, give it a drink. If you notice leaves getting soft and dropping off, you may be overwatering, so allow the top inch or so to dry out in between waterings. Use room temperature water.
Feeding Candy Corn Plant
Use bloom-boosting fertilizer diluted to half strength twice a month during the growing season, spring through fall. Choose a formula with higher phosphorous to promote flowering. No need to fertilize this plant in winter.
Candy Corn Plant Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: Yes|
|Kid Friendly: Yes|
|Air Purifier: Moderate|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 3 feet|
|Mature Spread: 2 feet|
|Flower Color(s): Orange, Red, Yellow|
|Flower Shade/Description: Red-Orange, Yellow-Tipped Tubular|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Green|
|Temperature: 65° - 75°F (18° - 24°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Candy Corn Plant|
|Other Name(s): Brazilian Firecracker, Goldfish Plant, Gubby Plant|
|Scientific Name: Nematanthus 'Brazilian Firecracker'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.