Calliandra sp. – Dark Pink Powder Puff (4″ pot)


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

Ships in a 4″ pot. Does not come with flowers.

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This species of Calliandra is a fast-growing shrub that can grow tall but also spreads wide. If desired it can be kept smaller by trimming. Interestingly enough the leaves close at night. The dark pink 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 indoors 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.

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