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The Peacock Flower

Caesalpinia pulcherrima or the peacock flower or the pride of Barbados as it is called is a beautiful bush. It grows in the wild and can withstand drought and hot weather. It is thorny and needs care while handling it.

These flowers come in plain while, yellows and orange, but they also come in red and yellow, pink and white and orange and yellow. My favorite is the pink.

It is the national flower of the Caribbean island of Barbados.  Its also called the Mexican bird of paradise. The origins of this bush is unknown , however it can be found all over the tropical regions.

I have been trying to make a bonsai of this plant but haven’t had much success. I do not have the space for this huge bush and a bonsai would be lovely.

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  1. We have three colours in this and I was frantically searching what they were called. I am happy I found it here. Thanks. We used to call it jungle fire.

    The only minus point is they have thorns.

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