Powder Puff Plant, Calliandra



These hardy small trees branch out wide with very attractive leaves.

Calliandra is a large genus of tropical plants that consists of about 200 species of small trees and evergreen, flowering shrubs. Calliandra haematocephala, commonly known as the Powder Puff Tree, is native to South America.

Powder Puffs grow up to 10 feet tall with an equal spread, but dwarf, 3-6 foot varieties are also available.

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Common Name Powder Puff Plant, Calliandra,Calliandra haematocephala .
Maximum Reachable Height 3.00 to 6.00 feet
Flower Colour Red
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
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 60-75F.
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Powder Puff Plant Special Feature

Container plant. Houseplant.

Powder Puff Plant Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • 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




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