Pride of Barbados 15 seeds Red Yellow Bird of Paradise caesalpinia pulcherrima

Pride of Barbados 15 seeds Red Yellow Bird of Paradise  caesalpinia pulcherrima


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You are bidding on 15 seeds for the Pride of Barbados plant.   These seeds just came off my plant so they are fresh as seen in the picture they just came out of the pod.  Not only are the flowers beautiful but the butterflies, birds and hummingbirds LOVE these plants.  You can grow this in almost any zone during the summer in a pot.  My mother in law grows these in Illinois.  In late September and October these plants will put off seed pods and you will have plenty of seeds for the following year.  Why pay upwards of 40.00 for this plant when you can grow one for under $4.00.


The Pride Of Barbados is the National Flower of Barbados. It is also known as Peacock Flower, Barbados Flowerfence, Paradise Bird, Dwarf Flamboyan, Dwarf Poinciana. A member of the pea family or Fabaceae, Pulcherrima means "very pretty". Exotic tropical looking flowers with incredible colour. Orange and red terminal flower clusters tinged with gold . Each flower has five petals with 6” red stamen. The foliage is light green and fine textured. The Pride of Barbados is a fast growing shrub or small tree. It is native to the West Indies. It is drought and heat tolerant and prefers a sunny location. Easy to grow from seed and quick growing. Height is dependant upon where you live and how you grow them. You can grow them in a pot and keep them pinched back to the size you desire.  They will bloom more if you pinch them back as well.  Can be grown as an annual or perennial. Will flower in it's first year. Foliage is feathery and the flowers are truly exotic tropical beauties. Butterflies and Hummingbirds love this plant as well.  They are relatively large and showy. Established plants have many flowers

Within the USDA Zones of 8 – 11, Pride of Barbados dies to the ground following frost or freezing temperatures, but in zone 8B, at least, it comes back reliable, albeit late, in middle spring. Keep watching the base of the plant for what looks like reddish shoots.  Those will become the new branches.  Pride of Barbados has survived temperatures as low as 18 F. However, there is a chance that it may not come back if it gets that cold. So in mid to late June if there are no shoots at the base of the plant it most likely won't regrow.   It can be grown as an annual in colder climates. Even under frost free conditions, Pride of Barbados may lose its leaves when temperatures drop into the 40's. Pride of Barbados is easy to start from seeds. Under good growing conditions, Pride of Barbados will self sow year after year.

GROWING INSTRUCTIONS:

Pride of Barbados seeds can be directly seeded into your flower garden, or seeded indoors for transplanting later.

Here are the 3 methods that I have tried and been very successful at getting my seeds to grow.
1. This is the easiest way to grow the Pride of Barbados plants.  As seen in my picture take a plastic 6 pack and fill it with good potting soil.  Place the seed about 1/2-3/4 inch deep in potting soil and keep moist (not soaking wet).  Put it outside in partial sun.  Its best to try to germinate outside when the temperature is in the 70-80 during the day.  It took about 2 weeks and the plants started to grow. Let them get about 6 inches tall and then transplant them into an area the gets full sun for best results.
2.  Also as seen in the picture I took a few seeds and placed them in a moist (not soaking) paper towel and then put them in a plastic baggie.  I Placed them in the direct, full sun for a few days (temperature was between 65-75 any hotter than that they will mold right away) and the seeds started to germinate.  Make sure to check them after 2-3 days outside because they can begin to mold if the paper towel gets too wet. The seeds will begin to swell and then you should see a tiny root.  It took about 4-6 days to germinate this way.  If the seed has swelled and you don't see a root after about a week, then plant the seeds in about 1/2 to 3/4 inch in good potting soil.
3.  If planting outdoors, sow them after the soil has begun to warm in the spring, cover with 1/4" of garden soil. Water thoroughly and keep the ground moist for a few days.  Pride of Barbados need full sun to reach their full potential. They prefer rich, well drained soils. Water them frequently during dry periods. Can grow 6-15 feet high and 6 feet wide. Can be easily pruned to a desired shape and size.  A showy perennial in Zone 9 and above. Will self seed and spread in Zone 8 - 11. Can also be grown as a potted plant. 
Enjoy your Caesalpinias. They are really beautiful!



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SHIPPING

Items will be shipped in the UNITED STATES ONLY.  This item will be shipped by Fedex Ground or the USPS. I pack my items very well and haven't had any problems with damage but I DO NOT INSURE ITEMS UNLESS - YOU - WANT TO PAY EXTRA FOR INSURANCE.   If for any reason this item is damaged you must then contact me as soon as possible and save all the boxes and packing materials.

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Payment is due within 3 business days after the close of auction.  Please remember that a bid is a binding agreement and I honor all final bids at the end of the auction.  Bids not honored will result in negative feedback as well as a NON PAYING BID alert from Ebay.  If you are not sure of an item PLEASE DO NOT BID ON IT. 

CONTACT ME

Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions, I will be more than happy to respond and will do so as promptly as possible.  I try to check my email several times a day but sometimes I am not near a computer and don't have email on my phone so it may take me up to 24 hours to answer your questions.

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