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Powder Puff Plant, Calliandra - Plant

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Note: The image is for reference purpose. Actual plant height will be 0.5 to 3ft.
Calliandra haematocephala
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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: Calliandra haematocephala
Color: Red
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 3.00 to 6.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & 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

Water: Medium

Temprature: 60°-75°.

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

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° until the cuttings are well rooted.


Special Feature:
Container plant. Houseplant.
Use
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.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
for medicinal use

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