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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Caesalpinia pulcherrima - Peacock Flower

Scientific name: Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Synonym: Poinciana pulcherrima

Common name: Peacock Flower, Pride-of-Barbados, Dwarf Poinciana, Red Bird of Paradise

Family: Caesalpiniaceae (Leguminosae)
Origin: West Indies, Mexico
Category: Evergreen shrub/small tree
Photo taken at: The rooftop Secret Garden of 1 Utama

How to grow
Light : Full sun
Soil : Moist, well-drained, acidic or alkaline
Water : Regular
Prune : To maintain shape as a compact shrub or small tree, and to promote new shoots and flowering
Propagate : Seeds and cuttings

Features :
The orange-red flowers are very showy and striking. It can grow to about 15-20 ft (5-6 m) tall. It is ever-flowering throughout the year.

1 comment:

  1. Cudne kwiatki w pięknym kolorze. Pozdrawiam.
    Wonderful flowers in beautiful color. Yours.


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