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The name Calliandra translated literally means ‘beautiful man’ (gr.: kallos = beautiful, andros = man). The shrub’s flowers consist of fire-red, 3 to 4 cm long stamen that form a semi-circle with a diameter of 5 to 7 cm, thus resembling a powder-puff. This exotic bloom raises above fine acacia-like pinnate leaves with a silvery fluff and it is the reason for the plant’s attractiveness for balcony & terrace as well as greenhouse. Furthermore, the bloom can last from spring to autumn - with a pause during the hottest weeks in summer. The branches with their light-grey bark are slender, flexible and bend elegantly at the tip. Even one more characteristic adds to this South American evergreen’s attractiveness: at night, or - in case of a drought - also during daytime, the pinnate leaves fold up. As soon as the plant gets enough light and water, the pinnates will unfold again.
Quality: extraordinary & very large flowers; elegant growth; evergreen
Use: in pots from April/ May outside on balcony, terrace and in the garden- during winter in a heated greenhouse or bright room; all year in a heated greenhouse
|Height||2,5 - 3 m|
|Flowering period||Mehrmals blühend|
|Color of flowers||red|
|winter temperature||10 (±10)°C|
|Minimum temperature||0 °C|
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