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Red Mimetes Overview
This eye-catching colourful shrub grows up to 2 m tall and attracts nectar feeding birds. New growth is bright red while the rest of the plant is green and lime yellow, making it a bright addition to any garden.. Flowers can be produced all year round, but peak from Winter to Summer. This plant makes an excellent cut flower and garden specimen. This plant can be pruned hard after flowering and older plants that show signs of starting to flag, can be cut back to the base, after which it will grow with renewed vigour. Although easy to grow, Red Pagoda is very difficult to propagate from seed and cuttings must be bottom heated and misted.
Common problems with Red Mimetes
Red Pagoda is generally not bothered by pests or diseases. Ants will often visit to eat nectar too.
Red Mimetes Companion Plants
Restios, Brunias, Berzelias.
How to harvest Red Mimetes
The flowers can be harvested and used for floral arrangements.
How to propagate Red Mimetes
Sow seeds in late summer to autumn, 1-2 m apart. Use a sterile medium and dust the seed with a fungicide to prevent pre- and post-emergence fungal infections.
Take cuttings from new growth in spring or autumn, treat with a rooting hormone and place on heated benches with overhead mist spray. Once rooted, harden off away from mist before potting.
Special features of Red Mimetes
The flowers attract various birds, such as sugarbirds.
Other uses of Red Mimetes
Cut flowers and is an impressive garden plant.