Calliandra haematocephala ‘Nana’ – Dwarf Red Powder Puff (4″ pot)


Calliandra nana, a dwarf variety, showcases vibrant pinkish/red puffball flowers, adding a burst of color to compact garden spaces. The dwarf species flowers year round (in tropical climates) unlike the tree species. This tropical plant can be grown in a container or even trained as a Bonsai tree!

Ships in 4″ plastic nursery pot. We do not sell finished Bonsai trees in bonsai pots. Does not come with flowers, but is mature to bloom.

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These plants may have some spots on the leaves from our hot and humid weather. The spots are not a disease and will not affect the plants health. The new growth should be clean if you live in a different climate.

Most Powder Puffs grow fast and can become really big if not trimmed constantly.
Calliandra haematocephala ‘Nana’ on the other hand is a slow grower and only reaches the height of about 5′-6′ (if not trimmed.) It can easily be kept smaller as a potted plant.
Another good advantage is that it blooms most of the year, blooming almost all the time during the warmer months of the year.
Even though it is slow, with time it makes a beautiful bonsai.
It will grow well from filtered light to full sun and requires average water (a little bit less in the winter.) 
The soil has to have very good drainage, which will be important especially in the winter when some plants have the tendency to become chlorotic (yellow leaves.) If that happens, adding chelated iron will likely correct the problem. 
The Dwarf Powder Puff can handle a light freeze for a few hours but it will grow better if protected.

FAMILY : Leguminosae
ORIGIN : South America
TYPE/USES : shrub, bonsai
MATURE SIZE : up to 6′
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full/partial sun
MIN. TEMP. : low 30’s
FLOWER : year round

All photos are for reference purposes only.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 8 × 18 in
Gardino Nursery