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Yellow Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia gilliesii

Desert Bird of Paradise, Mexican Bird of Paradise, Ponciano, Barba de Chivo, Mal de Ojo, Crimson threadflower, Poinciana, Bird of paradise

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This summer flowering decidious shrub originates from the tropical Americas. It is invasive in South Africa, classified as NEMBA 1b. It can grow up to 5m high depending on the rainfall. It bears pretty yello and red flowers on a shrub with featherly leaves.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Do not harvest from this plant, unless you can use it medisinally.

Propagation

Seed
Seed easily spread to invade an area.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Peru, Chilli, Urugay and Argintinia
Natural climate
Subtropical Coastal

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Fabaceae
Flower colour
Yellow with red stamen., Yellow, Red, Bicolour
Scent
None

Problems

Relative disease and pest free.

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