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Caesalpinia Pulcherrima, Peacock Flower, Red Bird of Paradise - 0.5 Kg Seeds

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Common names for this species include Poinciana, Peacock Flower, Red Bird of Paradise, Mexican Bird of Paradise, Dwarf Poinciana, Pride of Barbados, and flamboyant-de-jardin.
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Winter hardy to USDA Zones 9-11 where it is easily grown in medium moisture, fertile, well drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some light shade, but best flowers occur in full sun.

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
You can plant them either in containers or in the ground where you want them to grow about ½ inch deep in moist soil. Keep soil moist but do not saturate. Answer: I recommend that you wait until after the first freeze and then cut the Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) back to the ground.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 30°F

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

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.

 


Care:

 

 

  • Pride of Barbados plants should be watered deeply once or twice each week for the first year or two after planting.
  • Once the plants become well established, they are highly drought-tolerant and should not need supplemental water but, for best growth and blooming, water them during prolonged droughts.

 


Special Feature:
Hedge, screen background. In Hawaii, flowers are sometimes used in leis.
Use
Medicinal use:

 

 

  • 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.
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Note:
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.

Reference:
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/caring-pride-barbados-plant-33515.html http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=e498

 

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