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Calliandra tweedii, Inga pulcherrima, Red Tassel Flower

Calliandra tweedii, Inga pulcherrima

Red Tassel Flower
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Brazil and Uruguay
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowers

This fast-growing, native to Brazil and Uruguay, can handle temperatures from USDA Zone 9-11. It likes semi-shade, and requires moderate watering, allowing the soil to dry out before re-watering.

This Calliandra tweedii (Red Tassel Flower) is a large shrub. It grows 5-10ft tall and has the attractive red and crimson vinous flowers with tiny and crowded leaflets. Its leaves consist of tiny crowded leaflets that fold together at night or by touch. It is long-lived and has many stems and can bloom from spring to autumn.

This shrub is easy to grow and care. You can grow it in a pot in colder regions. It requires well-drained soil and when planting it, be sure to use a slow-release fertilize to nourish it throughout the season. Place the shrub in a semi-shaded area, as it can thrive in the partial sun. Water it regularly but ensure the soil is allowed to dry out in between watering. If the plant is kept in a pot, then it needs to be watered more frequently and kept moist.

Red Tassel Flower is a gorgeous addition to any garden as it adds a striking red hue to the scenery, not to mention its impressive stature adds a bold presence. This plant has been known for its ability to attract birds and bees and to help keep nearby gardens healthy.

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Calliandra tweedii With Love - Red Tassel Flower

It is a long-lived, many-stemmed dense shrub, the branches grow from ground level, and the leaves consist of tiny crowded leaflets that fold together at night or by touch. The fine, feathery and large flowers are a deep scarlet color and borne among the green foliage from spring to autumn. Some varieties may have pinkish color. Great bonsai plant.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
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Grown in
10"/3 gal pot