How to grow Pride of barbados

Pride of barbados grow and care – legume shrub of the genus Caesalpinia also known as Red bird of paradise or Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Pride of barbados perennial deciduous or evergreen plant used as ornamental plant, fixing nitrogen or as bonsai, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-11.

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

Pride of barbados flower

Flower color can be: red, orange, yellow or red with yellow and orange, five petals in spoon shape the edge of the spoon serrated and wavy (looks like apron), filament long and showy.

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How to grow Pride of barbados 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?
No

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?
5-9 feet, 1.4-3 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?
No

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

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Spoon shape petal, flower has five petals in the edge of the spoon serrated and wavy (looks like apron), filament long and showy, color can be: red, orange, yellow or red with yellow and orange,

Scientific name:

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

How to grow Pride of barbados

Pride of barbados plant care

Pride of barbados

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