How to grow Caesalpinia gilliesii

Caesalpinia gilliesii growing legume shrub of the genus Erythrostemon also known as Yellow bird of paradise or Erythrostemon gilliesii, Caesalpinia gilliesii perennial deciduous or evergreen plant used as ornamental plant, fixing nitrogen or as bonsai, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean, tropic or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 7+.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape the leaves grow in pinnate structure and create like heart shape.

Caesalpinia gilliesii flower

Flower color yellow-orange-red with red stamens.

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How to grow Caesalpinia gilliesii growing and care:

Can survive light frost, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can be invasive

Planting season:
Winter / Spring

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, mites

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead stem, mostly for design

Size of the plant?
5-15 feet, 1.4-5 m

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade (bloom better in fool sun)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Yellow-orange-red flowers with red stamens

Scientific name:

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

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