Powder Puff Plant, Calliandra - Plant

These hardy small trees branch out wide with very attractive leaves.
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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 Specifications

Plant Height8 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 care

  • 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.
  • 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
    Watering Medium
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 60-75F.
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Powder Puff Plant special feature

    Container plant. Houseplant.

    Powder Puff Plant uses

    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

    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



    Reviews

    Friday, 13 March 2020

    How many plants like this needed for a 500 SQFT living hall

    Jeremy Cabral

    Saturday, 29 February 2020

    This plant can be planted in a simple pot.

    Suman Balhara

    Sunday, 16 February 2020

    Amazed to see this plant.

    meena telang
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