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Bring the Beauty of the Peacock to Your Garden with Caesalpinia pulcherima flava (Shankasur Yellow/Brabados Pride)

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Original price Rs. 199.00
Current price Rs. 149.00
Common name:
Shankasur Yellow,Brabados Pride, Peacock Flower, Dwarf Poinciana
Regional name:
Marathi - Shankasur, Hindi - Gulutora, Bengali - Krishna Chura, Gujarati - Sandhesharo, Kannada - Kenjige, Malayalam - Settimandaram, Sanskrit - Ratnagandhi, Tamil - Mayikonnai, Telugu - Pamiditangedu
Shrubs, Trees, Medicinal Plants
Leguminosae or Fabaceae or Pea family

1. Introduction

Caesalpinia pulcherima flava 'Shankasur Yellow' is a stunning tropical plant known for its bright yellow flowers, which stand out against its green, fern-like foliage. This perennial shrub is a cultivar of the well-known Red Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherima) and is also commonly known as the Yellow Pride of Barbados.

2. Plant Information

  • Scientific Name: Caesalpinia pulcherima flava 'Shankasur Yellow'
  • Common Names: Yellow Pride of Barbados, Yellow Bird of Paradise
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Origin: Tropical regions of the Americas
  • Zones: USDA hardiness zones 9-11

3. Plantation

  • Location: Full sun to partial shade; it thrives in direct sunlight but can tolerate some shade.
  • Soil: Well-draining, fertile soil with a pH between 6.0-7.0.
  • Spacing: Plant 6-8 feet apart to allow for proper growth and air circulation.
  • Watering: Water regularly to keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the first year of growth.

4. Growing

  • Size: Mature plants can reach 6-12 feet in height and 6-8 feet in width.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to fast-growing, depending on growing conditions.
  • Fertilizing: Apply a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.

5. Care

  • Pruning: Prune in late winter or early spring to maintain shape and encourage bushy growth.
  • Pests and Diseases: Generally resistant to pests and diseases, but watch out for spider mites, scale insects, and fungal diseases.
  • Cold Protection: Protect the plant from frost by covering it with a blanket or moving it indoors if in a container.

6. Benefits

  • Ornamental Value: Its striking yellow flowers and lush foliage make it an excellent choice for garden borders, focal points, or container gardens.
  • Attracts Wildlife: The nectar-rich flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators.
  • Drought-Tolerant: Once established, the plant can tolerate periods of drought, making it a suitable choice for xeriscaping.