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Caesalpinia pulcherima carnea - Plant

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Plant Description:
- The flowers of this variety are a beautiful shade of pink.
- Native to America and the West Indies.
- Evergreen shrub.
- Profuse and free flowering. Few shrubs put up such a vibrant display of color.
- Have plenty of color on them during monsoon - when most other plants are green and growing.
- Tall shrub up to 2-3 m. Can be pruned and kept to 1 to 1.5 mts.
- Recommended as a single specimen plant in small gardens or as a group in large gardens.
- Flowers on long slender stems.
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Description for Caesalpinia pulcherima carnea

Plant Description: - The flowers of this variety are a beautiful shade of pink. - Native to America and the West Indies. - Evergreen shrub. - Profuse and free flowering. Few shrubs put up such a vibrant display of color. - Have plenty of color on them during monsoon - when most other plants are green and growing. - Tall shrub up to 2-3 m. Can be pruned and kept to 1 to 1.5 mts. - Recommended as a single specimen plant in small gardens or as a group in large gardens. - Flowers on long slender stems.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Shankasur Pink

Regional name:
Marathi - Shankasur, Hindi - Gulutora, Bengali - Krishna Chura, Gujarati - Sandhesharo, Kannada - Kenjige, Malayalam - Settimandaram, Sanskrit - Ratnagandhi, Tamil - Mayikonnai, Telugu - Pamiditangedu

Flower or Inflorescence color: Various colored flowers available viz., Dark Pink, Light Pink Flowering season: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August 4 to 6 meters easy to grow

Planting and care

Plant peacock orchid bulbs in spring. Space the small bulbs, which are technically corms, 3 to 6 inches apart in moist, well-draining soil and 3 to 5 inches deep.
Growing peacock orchids prefer full sun and like the hot afternoon sun, particularly in colder zones. Plant peacock orchid bulbs in masses for a dramatic show in the summer landscape.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Sun growing, Semi shade well-drained soil Water: Normal, Can tolerate less, Can tolerate more 10°C Application of manure and fertilizer at the beginning of summer and monsoon will make the plants lush and bloom even more.

Caring for Caesalpinia pulcherima carnea

    Should be heavily pruned in winter after flowering is finished.

Harvesting

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August

Typical uses of Caesalpinia pulcherima carnea

Special features: Primarily grown for: Flowers
Special Character:

  • Auspicious or Feng Shui plant
  • Good for screening
  • Good for Hedges and Borders
  • Attracts birds
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Attracts bees
  • Thorny or Spiny
  • Quick growing trees
  • Evergreen trees
  • Suitable for road median planting
  • Salt or salinity tolerant
  • Good on seaside
  • Must have for Farm house or big gardens

    Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

  • References

      http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=e498 http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/peacock-orchid/growing-peacock-orchids.htm

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