Pink Powderpuff Bonsai Tree Care

The Pink Powderpuff Bonsai Tree, scientific name Calliandra schultzei ‘rose cascade’, belongs to a family with over 12,000 species.

Other popular species that are often used for bonsai are Calliandra haematocephala, Calliandra haematocephala ‘Alba’, Calliandra haematocephala ‘Nana’.

Additional Information

Scientific name: Calliandra schultzei ‘rose cascade’

Family: Leguminosae

Common Names: Dwarf Powder Puff, Red Powder Puff, Pink Powder Puff, Rose cascade.

Origin: Native to Bolivia.

Flowering: Produces attractive pink and white flowers all year round.

Outdoor/Indoor Use: Both. Can be grown outdoors if you live in a warm climate.

Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade.

Water Requirements: Moist but well-drained soil, slightly acid. Will tolerate occasional drought.

Hardiness: Grows best in the USDA Zones 9b – 11. Need to be protected from temperatures below 30F.

Insects and Diseases: Usually healthy. Aphids.

Propagation: By seed, cuttings, and air layers.

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