Firespike Odontonema strictum nectar source for butterflies and hummingbirds.
Cloudless Sulphur butterfly
'Drinking' from a bloom
that fell off the plant
Botanical Name: Odontonema strictum
Common Names: Fire Spike, Firespike
Flower - Bloom color: red
Plant type: Perennial
Zone: 8 - 11
Light: Full sun
Size: Up to 48 inches
Propagation: Cuttings, seed
Note: Hummingbird plant
Special attractant; Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae butterflies.
Butterfly Attractant: 6
Butterfly Attractant Scale: 0 - 10
10 = Excellent nectar source
8-9 = Great nectar source
6-7 = Good nectar source
5 = Fair nectar source
3-4 = Poor nectar source
1-2 = Rarely visited by butterflies
0 = We have never observed a butterfly nectaring from this flowering plant.
These ratings are offered by Shady Oak Butterfly Farm from observations in Brooker, Florida, as well as on our travels. Different species of butterflies may be attracted to different plants in different areas of the US and of the world.