Plant Care Pride Of Barbados

Pride Of Barbados

About Pride Of Barbados

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.

Taxonomy

Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Caesalpinia
Fabaceae
Fabales

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

How to care for Pride Of Barbados

Water

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 located in Dallas, Texas.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Pride Of Barbados in Dallas, Texas

Dallas, Texas

55% Medium

Growing Pride Of Barbados in Dallas right now

Light needs for plant Pride Of Barbados in Dallas, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 30th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Dallas is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Pride Of Barbados in Dallas, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 23% ☀️

November 28th, 2021

Dallas is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Dallas is expected to decrease by 23% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!…

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Light needs for plant Pride Of Barbados in Dallas, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Dallas is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Dwarf poinciana in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pride Of Barbados: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Pride Of Barbados love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Pride Of Barbados does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Dallas, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

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.

When to repot Pride Of Barbados

Nutrient needs for plant Pride Of Barbados in Dallas, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 29th, 2021

The growing potential in Dallas is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Pride Of Barbados is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Pride Of Barbados

Pride Of Barbados

Pride Of Barbados


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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