Odontonema strictum – Cardinal Guard (Email for availability)

This is an evergreen shrub that reaches 8-12′ tall and 6-10′ wide. Flowers emerge from a terminal spike above the foliage in dense clusters. They are a beautiful bright red, blooming in early Summer, continuing through Fall into Winter. This is a great plant for showing a tropical look without needing to water so much with a long blooming period.

Please email us with your zip code for availability.


This shrub can grow in full sun as well as shade. It doesn’t like to be watered too frequently, allow the medium to mostly dry before watering again. In full sun, the plant will need to be watered more frequently than in the shade. Protect from freezing temperatures. The plant is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. 

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