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Powder Puff Plant, Calliandra - Plant

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These hardy small trees branch out wide with very attractive leaves.
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Sales price 399
(1 plant)
Plant height : 2 feet (+/- 20%)
Potted in 4 inch black polybag
Item will be shipped by 3 - 5 days
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Description for Powder Puff Plant, Calliandra

Calliandra is a large genus of tropical plants that consists of about 200 species of small trees and evergreen, flowering shrubs. Calliandra haematocephala, commonly known as the Powder Puff Tree, is native to South America. Powder Puffs grow up to 10 feet tall with an equal spread, but dwarf, 3-6 foot varieties are also available.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Powder Puff Plant, Calliandra,Calliandra haematocephala . Red Seasonal bloomer 3.00 to 6.00 feet Easy to grow

Planting and care

Calliandras grow and flower best if they are grown in full sun, but they tolerate some partial shade, especially in hot summer regions. They should be planted in reasonably fertile, moist but well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.5.Powder Puff plants should be watered regularly and thoroughly to maintain evenly moist soil, especially during the summer growing season.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun to Partial Shade Well-drained soil Medium 60-75F. Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Powder Puff Plant

  • Powder Puff plants can also be propagated with stem tip cuttings taken during the spring months.
  • Dust each cut with a rooting hormone and strike into a peat moss/perlite mix at 75 degreeF until the cuttings are well rooted.

Typical uses of Powder Puff Plant

Special features: Container plant. Houseplant.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: No reported folkloric medicinal use in the Philippines. In Nigeria, roots used in the treatment of hemorrhoids. (7) Elsewhere, decoction of the flowers used as blood purifier and tonic.

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a493
  • http://www.stuartxchange.com/RedPowderPuff.html

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What garden lovers say ... ?

5 / 5 Samim Mondal 25 July 2018
Clowning time kinda manth
4 / 5 Rajgopal Gopi 30 June 2018
excellent plant. needs quite a bit of care though.
5 / 5 vxaopifqxc 29 June 2018
Brilliant stuff, highly recommended.
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