CALLIANDRA HAEMATOCEPHALA - Red Powder Puff Maximize

CALLIANDRA HAEMATOCEPHALA - Red Powder Puff

This is a large powder puff shrub that gets big, red, pom pom like flowers. This is a tropical plant recommended to be planted in the ground. The flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Ships in 1gallon pot (6" pot). A very good variety of red calliandra.
Ready to go in large pot or in the ground.

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$16.00

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Calliandra haematocephala is a fast growing shrub that can grow tall but also spreads wide. If desired it can be kept smaller by trimmed. Interesting enough the leaves close at night.The red powder puff flower are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds but only appear from November -April. The buds before the flowers open look like raspberries. This large shrub can be grown indoor if trimmed and grown in a pot but it will be best if you can grow it outside in a warm climate.
Powder Puffs don't take well to freezing. If you live in a cold place, you have no choice but to grow them indoors in the winter. Consider using the "Dwarf Powder Puff" because it will be easier to manage in that situation.

FAMILY : Mimosaceae
ORIGIN : Bolivia
MATURE SIZE : 15' without trimming
GROWTH RATE: fast
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS
: full/partial sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS : average
MIN. TEMP. : low 30's
FLOWER : November-April