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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Oct 22, 2020 6:01 PM CST
Mexican Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a species of flowering plant in the pea family, Fabaceae, native to the tropics and subtropics of the Americas. It could be native to the West Indies, but its exact origin is unknown due to widespread cultivation. Common names for this species include poinciana, peacock flower, red bird of paradise, Mexican bird of paradise, dwarf poinciana, pride of Barbados, flos pavonis, and flamboyant-de-jardin. The Hawaiian name for this plant is ʻohai aliʻi.

Drought tolerant, low maintenance....planted 2 years ago in unamended, well drained native soil, it has been blooming at least 2 months, even in the 100F-plus heat.

Will try to propagate from cuttings, and from the seeds in the bean-like pods. Hope to see some volunteers, too. 😉
Six-image slideshow: 3 pics in the morning when it was cool & overcast, then 3 later at ~5pm as it lit up in the afternoon sun.

Links to growing & purchasing info.

Thumb of 2020-09-28/EscondidoCal/75ae51
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Oct 22, 2020 6:23 PM CST
How exotic and mesmerizing. Your slides are impressive.
Love the banner. 🌴 🌴 🌴 🌴 🌴
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Oct 22, 2020 6:33 PM CST
Exceptional banner Cal!
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SoCal (Zone 10a)
Oct 22, 2020 6:42 PM CST
Beautiful banner!
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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Oct 22, 2020 7:32 PM CST
Beautiful banner. Lovey dubby
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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Oct 23, 2020 7:26 AM CST
What a nice glowing surprise to wake up to this morning! The image radiates warmth and light; and the slideshow is"frosting on the cake". Thanks Cal for sharing with us. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Oct 23, 2020 7:46 AM CST
I agree with the above comments! Wonderful banner!
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Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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Oct 23, 2020 11:24 AM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up for a fantastic banner, Cal!
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Name: Lizzie
NM (Zone 7b)
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Oct 23, 2020 2:31 PM CST
Absolutely beautiful banner! Thumbs up We have the yellow bird-of-paradise here in our yard. Love it's exotic appearance & of course the hummers & bees love it too Lovey dubby
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Oct 23, 2020 7:36 PM CST
Thank you all for your nice comments, acorns & thumbs. Smiling

Happy to share the seeds with anyone who wants to try them.
Just PM me. Smiling
Learn & create something every day.
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