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Mexican Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia Pulcherrima) 20+ seeds

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Please find for sale 20+ seeds of Mexican Bird of Paradise [Caesalpinia Pulcherrima]  - also known in the UK as Barbados Pride or Peacock Flower.

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Despite being native to warmer climes, Caesalpinia Pulcherrima is a RHS award-winning and surprisingly easy-to-grow shrub in the UK that will put on a fabulous show from summer to autumn. It produces bright orange flowers that will fill your garden with colour and life - the beautifully coloured flowers resemble butterflies and they attract…  butterflies!

These are probably completely hardy outside here on the south coast, nevertheless to be on the same side, like my Cannas,  I dig them up and bring into the greenhouse or outbuilding over the coldest few months.

Germination Guide 

  • Sow in UK from December to April
  • With a nail file, gently scarify (rough up) the seeds  to allow water to enter the seed.
  • Soak in room temperature water for 24 hours
  • Plant seeds 1.5-2cm deep in a well draining potting mix (I use 50% compost and 50% vermiculite)
  • Keep compost damp but not wet and place on a heat mat if you have one in bright conditions.
  • Germination takes between 1 - 2 weeks but can take a little longer. 
  • Once the seedlings have their second set of true leaves they can be re-potted.
  • This is a quick grower that loves full sun to partial shade but blooms best in full and intense sunlight and can flower for most of the year.
  • Gradually harden off and plant out in border or containers once all risk of frost has passed.
  • Plant can be pruned as desired to bush form or tree form but is also highly suited to growing on balconies, in conservatories or in rooms that get plenty of sunlight.
  • Plant will die back to ground level in colder climates so protect well over the winter periods or just grow in containers so it can be over wintered much easier.

 

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