About Dwarf Poinciana
The Pride of Barbados is an evergreen shrub or small tree that is a member of the Fabaceae or legume family. It is originally from Mexico and the Caribbean and has beautiful showy orange-red flowers, fern-like leaves, and prickles on its stems and branches. In the tropics, it may grow 15-20 feet tall and equally as wide. It's a deciduous shrub in zone 9 and perennial in zone 8.
Also known as
Poinciana, Peacock flower, Red bird of paradise, Mexican bird of paradise, Pride of barbados, Flos pavonis, Flamboyant-de-jardin and ʻohai aliʻi
How to care for Dwarf Poinciana
Dwarf Poinciana needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Dwarf Poinciana love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Dwarf Poinciana does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dwarf Poinciana after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.