Calliandra Calothyrsus (Red Calliandra)

Calliandra Calothyrsus Seeds (Red Calliandra Seeds)


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Multipurpose tree for humid location


Calliandra Calothyrsus is a small, perennial, thornless leguminous tree growing 2-12 m high. Humid/sub-humid regions of Central America and Mexico. Found from the western Pacific coast of Mexico, south throughout Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, to the north coast of central Panama covering the latitudes from 9-19ºN.
Label No
Common name Red Calliandra
Family Mimosaceae
Genus Calliandra
Species Calliandra calothyrsus
Cultivar No
Therapeutic uses No
Germination Use scarified seed planted at 1-3cm depth .
Scarification / Stratification Seed requires scarification. Good results are achieved by soaking seed in cold water for 48 hours. Hot water treatment can be used but there is a risk of killing seed through excessive exposure to high temperature. Mechanical scarification is also used.

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