Common name: Bird of paradise
Origin: Argentina, Uruguay
Height at maturity: 2 to 3 meters
Plant type: flowering shrub
Flowering: May to August
Flower color: yellow, red stamens
Soil type: garden soil and potting soil (50/50) and draining
Watering: keep cool
Use: isolated, pot or tray
Diseases and insect pests: spider mites, whiteflies and scale insects
Toxicity: all parts of the plant are poisonous
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
A charming little shrub with magnificent flowering, the caesalpinia gilliesii has dense but light foliage resembling that of the mimosa.
The flowers, grouped by 30 or 40 in panicles, are bright yellow in color with a bouquet of very prominent red stamens, which justify its name of bird of paradise.
This beautiful shrub can be planted alone along a sunny wall in the hottest regions (south of France), a supply of fertilizer every two weeks in spring and summer in cold regions.