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Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Peacock flower
Pohon merak Leguminosaceae
 

Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Peacockflower, Merak, Pohon merak

 

Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Peacockflower, Merak, Pohon merakMostly seen as a shrub of about 8 ft (2.4 m), this tropical American species can grow to 15-20 ft (4.5-6 m).
Short lived and fast growing, it has an open, moderately spreading habit with coarse, prickly leaves and branches with a whitish waxy bloom, which terminate in tall, upright sprays of vivid, usually scarlet and gold blossom.
There is also a yellow-flowered form and a darker red one.
Cultivation: Most species appreciate a sheltered sunny spot and deep, sandy soil.
Propagation is from seed, which may need abrading and hot-water soaking to aid germination.

 
Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Peacockflower, Merak, Pohon merak Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Peacockflower, Merak, Pohon merak Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Peacockflower, Merak, Pohon merak
     
Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Peacockflower, Merak, Pohon merak Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Peacockflower, Merak, Pohon merak Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Peacockflower, Merak, Pohon merak
 

  

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