Calliandra haemotocepha or Dwarf Powder Puff Plant is a fairly fast growing, flowering, semi-tropical shrub that is related to Mimosas. It is one of a few dozen cultivars of the unique and interesting species. The naming of this cultivar as a Dwarf variety is a somewhat relative term, although it will mature into a good sized plant with a mature size of about 3 to 5 feet if left to its own devices, it grows smaller than several of the other types.
The prolific scarlet red puff ball shaped flowers begin as small clustered buds that resemble small berries, and are present throughout the warm season beginning in the very early spring and lasting until the nights drop into the 40's and 50's in the Fall. The flowers are very attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.
The Dwarf Powder Puff Plant grows bushy and upright with multiple, thin, cane like branches and unusual medium sized oval, pinnate leaves, that fold together like praying hands at night.
Use it as hedge, boundary, mixed perennial background, or potted plant. It is a frequent choice for bonsai culture.
Condition: One (1) Well rooted, starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 4 to 6 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.
*Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation.
No other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
- Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens
- Common Name: Dwarf Powder Puff
- Bloom Form: Puff Ball
- Mature Size: 4 to 5 feet
- Fragrance: None
- Suggested Uses: Hedge, Mass Plant, Background, Mixed Perennials, Accent Potted
- House Plant Adapative: Not Recommended
- Country of Origin: USA
- Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
- Extended Long Term Warranty: None
- Manufacturer:Emerald Goddess Gardens
- Climate: Semi-Tropical
- Color: Red
- Special Features: Easy to grow, unusual flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies
- Species: Calliandra haematocephala
- Sunlight: Full sun
- USDA Hardiness Zone: 9. 10. 11
- Watering: Moderate