If there's anything else besides 13 Nights of Halloween to get me in the Halloween spirit, it's Halloween decor. You might know cuphea mircopetala by their common name, candy corn plants. These colorful plants are the perfect indoor plants for the season. Now, if only they actually grew candy corn, that would be killing two birds with one stone. These plants resemble candy corn.
The bicolor pattern is truly uncanny. The orange flower color and yellow tips definitely look like tasty Halloween treats!
All About Candy Corn Plants
Like most plants, these plants need good drainage. The potting soil should be moist soil but not soaked. Stick to watering your new plant once or twice a month. Since they are typically indoor plants, I recommend using a hanging basket next to a sunny window. A 1-gallon pot is perfect.
There's also a vine that looks similar to candy corn. The candy corn vine's botanical name is manettia luteorubra. For the purpose of indoor decor, I would advise using a candy corn plant indoors. However, if you choose to grow them outside, be sure to plant candy corn vine seeds and give them an environment to bloom successfully in. Brazilian firecracker vines or candy corn vines grow well on trellises and parlays, as they love twining around these structures.
Your candy corn vines will love full sun and partial sun! If you live in a hot and dry climate, this is perfect. You'll see these unique plants with their tubular flowers bloom in the summer through late fall. Candy corn plants are a perfect pick for a fall houseplant for their growing season, although your garden can benefit from planting candy corn vines outside. Hummingbirds love these red-orange vines!