Stiff Bottlebrush Bonsai Tree Care

The Stiff Bottlebrush Bonsai Tree, scientific name Callistemon rigidus, is an evergreen shrub known for its interesting red flowers that resemble a bottle brush.

Additional Information

Family: Myrtaceae

Scientific name: Callistemon rigidus

Common Names: Stiff Bottlebrush, Flowering Bottlebrush, Red Cluster Bottlebrush, Bottlebrush.

Origin: Native to Australia.

Appearance: It has a textured bark that gives a tree an old appearance even when the tree is a few years old.

Flowering: Produces attractive bright red flowers that resemble a bottle brush, hence the name Stiff Bottlebrush.

Outdoor/Indoor Use: Both.

Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade.

Water Requirements: Likes moist but well-drained soil. Never let the soil to dry out completely.

Hardiness: Grows best in the USDA Zones 10-11.

Insects and Diseases: Spider mites, Sphaeropsis gall, root rot.

Propagation: By seeds and cuttings.

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