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’.
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Scientific name: Calliandra schultzei ‘rose cascade’
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 in you live in the 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.