|Common Name||Powder Puff Plant, Calliandra,Calliandra haematocephala .|
|Maximum Reachable Height||3.00 to 6.00 feet|
|Bloom Time||Seasonal bloomer|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
Powder Puff plants can also be propagated with stem tip cuttings taken during the spring months.
Dust each cup with a rooting hormone and strike into a peat moss/perlite mix at 75 degrees until the cuttings are well-rooted.
Powder Puff Plant Care
Calandra’s grow and flower best if they are grown in full sun, but they tolerate some partial shade, especially in hot summer regions.They should be planted in reasonably fertile, moist but well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.5. Powder Puff plants should be watered regularly and thoroughly to maintain evenly moist soil, especially during the summer growing season.
|Sunlight||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Powder Puff Plant Special Feature
Container plant. Houseplant.
Powder Puff Plant Uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- No reported folkloric medicinal use in the Philippines
- In Nigeria, roots used in the treatment of hemorrhoids
- (7)Elsewhere, a decoction of the flowers used as a blood purifier and tonic