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Powder Puff Plant

Calliandra emarginata
Plant Botanical Name: 
Calliandra emarginata
USBG Plant Location: 
Conservatory
Sunlight: 
Full sun to part shade
Plant Soil Type: 
Adaptable to any well drained soil
Plant Moisture Requirements: 
Drought tolerant

This bean relative is is native to Meso and South America and flowers over a long season on it's new growth. Grown out of doors in Florida and along the Gulf Coast, it is can be killed to the ground during a cold winter and will not flower until late summer or fall.