Caesalpinia pulcherima carnea - Plant
Common name: peacock flower
Color: Orange-yellow with red stamens
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 10.00 to 20.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Plant peacock orchid bulbs in spring. Space the small bulbs, which are technically corms, 3 to 6 inches apart in moist, well-draining soil and 3 to 5 inches deep.
Growing peacock orchids prefer full sun and like the hot afternoon sun, particularly in colder zones. Plant peacock orchid bulbs in masses for a dramatic show in the summer landscape.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Peacock orchid care involves watering regularly, as they like damp soil and hot afternoon sunlight.
- Keep soil moist and your Acidanthera blooms may continue until frost.
I leave the corms in my northern zone 7 garden in the ground for the winter and have not had difficulty with blooms the following year.
- If you choose to try leaving them in the ground, provide a heavy layer of mulch over them for the winter.
Hedge, screen background. In Hawaii, flowers are sometimes used in leis.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems.
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