Pride of Barbados

(9 customer reviews)

Scientific Name: Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Common Names: Pride of Barbados, Dwarf Poinciana, Barbados Flowerfence

IMPORTANT! This plant is susceptible to damage caused by extreme heat conditions. Orders may be delayed in some delivery destinations up to six weeks to ensure your plant arrives in the best possible health.

Overview: The Orange Dwarf Poinciana is one of the best options for everyone who wants to grow a beautiful plant. The plant comes with beautiful red blooms that give off a wonderful fragrance. The beautiful leaves and thin stems are an excellent addition to your space. These plants are easy to care for, and you can easily keep them in a container. It is an evergreen plant that has broad leaves. The flowers repeatedly bloom, which can significantly add to your space.

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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Description

The Pride of Barbados will Dignify your Plant Collection

The Caesalpinia pulcherrima is native to Central and South America. This plant has foliage similar to ferns and orange-colored flowers that resemble butterflies. This plant is known as Pride of Barbados and Orange Dwarf Poinciana. It is an ornamental plant famous for its beauty. You can ideally grow it in your garden or indoors. The Indonesians and West Indians often use it for medicinal purposes. However, it is best to keep it out of the reach of cats and dogs as the plant is toxic to them. 

Caring for your Orange Dwarf Poinciana

You may not be experienced when it comes to growing the Orange Dwarf, but with just a little love and care, your plant can grow and bloom beautifully. It is best to start with a small plant rather than getting leaves. Growing a small plant will be easier, and you will also be able to get results as soon as possible. Follow this care guide, and you will be good to go.  

Light

Keeping its native habitat in mind, the plant is not tolerant of low light. It grows outdoors, so you will need to give it direct sunlight for long hours. Without a lot of sunlight, your plant may wilt. You can keep the plant in the garden or near a window, so it gets the most sun exposure. Some shade is acceptable for the plants, so it is okay if it does not get direct sunlight as long as it gets plenty of light. 

Soil

The best choice for soil for the Orange Dwarf Poinciana is sandy and well-drained soil that can give you the best drainage. You can also add a bit of peat to the soil mixture, which can help improve the drainage of your soil. 

Water

If you want your plant to grow to its full potential, you must water it frequently. Water the plant regularly in the summer. Do not let the soil dry out completely, damaging the plant’s growth. During the winter, you do not need to water your plant regularly. 

Fertilizer

There is no evident need for fertilizer for your Orange Dwarf Poinciana. However, you can feed it good quality fertilizer during the summer and spring. Providing fertilizer every two weeks can be great for the plant’s growth. 

Common Issues

This plant is as robust as they come! There are not many diseases or pests that can harm the plant. However, keeping your plants safe from all problems is essential. 

Pests

Different pests such as spider mites, scales, and other insects can damage the foliage and turn the leaves yellow. Check for pest infestation and avoid the insects using neem oil and other insecticidal soap. 

Disease

Different diseases can affect the plant’s growth, such as Downy Mildew and powdery mildew. If your plant is kept in a moist environment, it may suffer from large white patches on the leaves. If you find such leaves, you must separate them immediately so the disease does not catch on to other leaves. 

Pruning

You do not need to prune the plant, but if you want, you can prune it in late autumn or the winter. It is best to do it after the plant has bloomed. 

Propagation

You can successfully propagate the plant using seeds. You can get these seeds from a mature plant and remove the stalks. You can then put the seeds in the paper bag and let them dry out completely.   

Potting / Repotting

You can re-pot the plant when it grows too big for the plot. Make sure you use a plot that’s well draining and big enough for the new plant. 

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Partial Sun

Mature Height

4 ft – 8 ft

Spacing

4 ft – 6 ft

9 reviews for Pride of Barbados

  1. Meredith Blanchar (verified owner)

  2. Meredith Blanchar (verified owner)

  3. Thomas Fenimore (verified owner)

    Nice people

  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Large plant in great condition. Hope to see it starts blooming soon.

  5. Sheena M. (verified owner)

    This plant is doing well – it did go into shock, but it is still looking good – impressive!

  6. Margaret P. (verified owner)

  7. JUDITH P. (verified owner)

    The plant was welled packaged and arrived in great condition. Larger than I expected. Will definitely buy from them again. Highly recommend

  8. michael thomas (verified owner)

  9. David Taylor (verified owner)

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Why others chose the Pride of Barbados

I saw this plant in vegas and i fell in love and always wanted a couple if my own..for quite some time now. Finally i am looking forward to getting them and big enough to see those breath taking blooms.