English name(s):Mexican Bird of Paradise, Red Bird of Paradise, Pride of Barbados, Peacock Flower.
It is a deciduous or evergreen shrub or small tree with a spreading crown. Usually without prickles, it can grow up to 5 meters tall. It has beautiful, bright red, orange, and yellow flowers with long red stamens that are found on terminal ends of branches.
Difficulty to grow:Easy to grow.
Care: It is beneficial to prune peacock flower to the ground in late winter or early spring for a more compact, bushier shrub.
Sunlight:Full sun to partial shade.
Soil:Well drained soil.
Fertilizer:In early spring beginning the year after it is planted, it can be given nitrogen fertilizer diluted to half-strength to give it a boost.
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