About Powder Puff Plant
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.
|Plant Height||8 inch (20 cm)|
|Plant Spread ||7 inch (18 cm)|
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Powder Puff Plant, Calliandra,Calliandra haematocephala .|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||3.00 to 6.00 feet|
|Flower Colour ||Red|
|Bloom Time ||Seasonal bloomer|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow |
Planting and carePowder 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.
Powder Puff Plant 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 ||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Soil ||Well-drained soil |
|Temperature || 60-75F.|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Powder Puff Plant special feature
Container plant. Houseplant.
Powder Puff Plant uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- No reported folkloric medicinal use in the Philippines
In Nigeria, roots used in the treatment of hemorrhoids
Elsewhere, decoction of the flowers used as blood purifier and tonic
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Powder Puff Plant?
Powder Puff Plant is commonly known as Powder Puff Plant, Calliandra,Calliandra haematocephala .
How tall do Powder Puff Plant grow?
On average Powder Puff Plant grows 3.00 to 6.00 feet
What color are Powder Puff Plant?
A Powder Puff Plant plant bears flowers of color Red
When Powder Puff Plant blooms?
With enough light, Powder Puff Plant may produce Red flowers in Seasonal bloomer
How hard is Powder Puff Plant to grow?
A Powder Puff Plant is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Powder Puff Plant need?
A Powder Puff Plant prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade
How much water does a Powder Puff Plant need?
A Powder Puff Plant prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Powder Puff Plant need?
A Powder Puff Plant prefers Well-drained soil
What temperature does a Powder Puff Plant like?
A Powder Puff Plant prefers 60-75F.
How often should I fertilize my Powder Puff Plant?
To encourage Powder Puff Plant growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Friday, 13 March 2020
How many plants like this needed for a 500 SQFT living hall
Saturday, 29 February 2020
This plant can be planted in a simple pot.
Sunday, 16 February 2020
Amazed to see this plant.
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