Caesalpinia spinosa - Plant
Common name: pride of barbados
Color: Orange-yellow with red stamens
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 10.00 to 20.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
The soil for Pride of Barbados plants does not have to be especially fertile or high in organic matter. Poor sandy soils are fine for this plant. Soil pH can be acidic, neutral or alkaline. Good drainage is extremely important, though. The water must drain quickly away from the root zone.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 30 degrees F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Organic mulch should be spread around Pride of Barbados plants when they are grown in the landscape.
- It should be 2 to 3 inches deep and cover the entire root zone.
- Keeping the mulch 6 inches away from the stems or trunk will help prevent damage to the bark from excessive, prolonged exposure to moisture.
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- Plants belonging to the family Leguminoceae have wide folklore medicinal uses.
- Caesalpinia pulcherrima Swartz vernacularly known as Guletura is widely distributed in India and its leaves, flower, bark, and seeds are used in Indian medicine.
- The plant is considered as a tonic, stimulant, and emmenagogue.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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