Plant Care Pride Of Barbados

Pride Of Barbados

Also known as

Dwarf poinciana, Dwarf poinciana, Poinciana, Peacock flower, Red bird of paradise, Mexican bird of paradise, Pride of barbados, Flos pavonis, Flamboyant-de-jardin and ʻohai aliʻi


Caesalpinia pulcherrima

How to care for Pride Of Barbados


How often to water your Pride Of Barbados

Water needs for Pride Of Barbados
0.5 cups
every 9

Pride Of Barbados needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Pride Of Barbados

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Dwarf poinciana in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pride Of Barbados: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Pride Of Barbados may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Pride Of Barbados in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Pride Of Barbados

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Pride Of Barbados: repot after 2X growth

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 Pride Of Barbados after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Pride Of Barbados

Pride Of Barbados

Pride Of Barbados

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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