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The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Caesalpinia pulcherrima is cold hardy
USDA Zone:9 20° to 30°F (-6.5° to -1°C)
|Type of plant - shrub
Flower or inflorescence:
ORANGE-RED, 2cm., racemes to 20cm.
legume to 12x2cm....(nick - soak, germ. 2-3 weeks)
3-10prs. lflts. 2cm. long, dk. GREEN, feathery (alt. 800-1000m. Tanzania)
|Height, in meters: 3
Height, in feet: 9.90
|Caesalpinia pulcherrima seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Synonyms (alternative names) for Caesalpinia pulcherrima:
|Cassia marilandica, Poinciana pulcherrima,|
Common names for Caesalpinia pulcherrima:
|(folk:fruit tannin & dye,leaves fish-poison), Barbados Flower-fence, Barbados Pride, Barbados Pride, Bird of Paradise, Clavellina, Dwarf Poinciana, Feng huang ch'ang, Feng huang chang, Flamboyant Tree, Flower-fence, Francillade, Paradise-Flower, Peacock Flower, Poinciana, Pride of Barbados,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|31||: House and Container Plant Seed List|
|36||: Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic|
|Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.|
|43||: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List|
|57||: Arid and Dry Condition Plant Seed List|
|58||: Honduran Native and Introductions|
|62||: Mexican Native and Introduced Plants|
|68||: West Indian Native and Introduced Plants|
|85||: Natives of U.S.South West (Arizona Texas New Mexico)|
|109||: Central American Native and Introduced Plants|
|110||: South American Native Plant Seed List|
|113||: East African Native Plant Seed List|
|146||: Standard Trainable Plants|
|167||: Hedging Shrubs Ornamental Or Barrier|
|190||: Trees and Shrubs For Mediterranean Climates|
|191||: Tropical Shrubs and Trees|
|192||: Tropical Commercial Selection Trees Shrubs and Flowers|
|719||: North American Native Ethnobotanicals|
|Including medicinal, dye, fiber, food, construction, ritual|
|952||: Wholesale Selection|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Caesalpinia pulcherrima seeds will usually germinate in 7 to 90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Caesalpinia pulcherrima seeds have a hard seed coat that is impermeable to water, and which prevents the seed from imbibing.
Scarification: Large seeds can be chipped with a chizel, knife or rasp. Smaller seeds may be scraped on sandpaper, clipped with nail clippers or pricked with a needle. Try to do this on the side away from the hilum. After scarification seeds are usually soaked in warm water, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately.
Germination may be improved by soaking the scarified seeds in saltpetre solution (1 teaspoon to a litre of water)