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Pink Powder Puff Tree Plant Rose Cascade Calliandra surnaminsis


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4 Inch Pots - Mature, well rooted starter size plants, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plant will be a minimum of about 8 to 10 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

The Pink Powder Puff Tree or Rose Cascade is a fast growing member of the large Mimososaceae or Mimosa Family.

Like most all the plants of this genus, the pinnate leaves close together like praying hands at night. The prolific pink to white puff ball flowers are very attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. It is in heaviest bloom thru the spring to mid fall. The buds resemble small berries.

It is an attractive single specimen plant. It's small stature and somewhat horizontal growth habit make it well suited for urban and small lot use. While it can be mass planted and hedged, there are better choices of the species for that use. The Rose Cascade Pink Powder Puff is frequent favorite choice for bonsai culture, as it's trunk and limbs remain flexible for an extended time and it can be successfully grown and will bloom indoors with the proper set up.

Calliandra sschultzei is a cold senitive tropical that is recommended outdoors in Zones 9, 10 & 11. In temperate but cooler zones it can be covered and protected from frost.

Botanical Name Calliandra surnaminsis
Common Name Pink Powder Puff Tree Rose Cascade
Plant Family Mimososaceae
Mature Size 6 to 8 feet
Bloom Color Pink White
Bloom Form Unique puff ball
Bloom Time Late Spring to Fall
Zone 9, 10, 11
Fragrance No
Key Features Showy, small, manageable size
Suggested Uses Urban, Small Lot, Bonsai, Potted Culture
Grower Notes Young trunk and stems remain flexible for Bonsai forming for extended period.

Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in a tropical to subtropical landscape. 

When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant is larger, then here a few hints for successful growing in the landscape in Zones 9, 10, and 11.  can be grown as a potted plant indefinitely.

  • Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil soil in the full sun. Amend with high quality organic material as needed.
  • Locate in full sun to very lightly dappled shade.
  • Provide supplemental irrigation.
  • Feed a good quality, slow release, bloom boosting fertilize with the initial planting and twice yearly in the early Spring and early Fall thereafter. 
  • Supplement with a water soluble plant food in between feeding.
  • Affix to a sturdy stake to stabilize the root zone
  • Prune lightly and often when young to encourage branching and after flowering to promote uniform shape and control size.
  • Protect from frost and freeze.






  • Model: POW-PNK-RC-4
  • Shipping Weight: 2lbs
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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