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Original price Rs. 199.00
Current price Rs. 159.00
Common name:
Powderpuff Red
Regional name:
Marathi - Powderpuff Red
Shrubs, Trees
Leguminosae or Fabaceae or Pea family

Calliandra inaequilatera is a medium-sized tree native to South America, specifically in the Amazonian regions of Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador. It is a fast-growing species that can reach up to 15 meters tall and 10 meters wide, with a round and dense crown of leaves and stems. The tree has an attractive appearance, with delicate pink or red flowers that bloom in clusters on the branches, attracting many species of insects, birds, and other pollinators.


Calliandra inaequilatera is an adaptable species that can grow well in different climates, soils, and altitudes. It is ideal for warm and humid regions, as well as in areas with moderate rainfall. The tree can be grown from seed or from cuttings. When grown from seed, it is important to keep the soil moist and to provide adequate light and nutrients for the seedling to thrive. When grown from cuttings, the stem should be planted in a pot filled with well-drained soil and water regularly.


Calliandra inaequilatera is a low-maintenance tree that does not require much care. It is important to provide enough water, especially during the dry season, and to fertilize regularly to promote healthy growth and flowering. Pruning is also recommended to control the shape and size of the tree, as well as to remove any dead or diseased branches.


Calliandra inaequilatera is a multi-functional species that offers a range of benefits, including:

  • Soil conservation: Calliandra inaequilatera is known for its ability to conserve soil and prevent erosion, making it ideal for reforestation and land restoration projects.

  • Carbon sequestration: The tree is capable of absorbing large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, making it an important species in the fight against climate change.

  • Livestock feed: The leaves and stems of Calliandra inaequilatera are palatable and nutritious for livestock, making it an excellent source of food for cattle, sheep, and goats.

  • Medicine: The leaves and stems of Calliandra inaequilatera have been used in traditional medicine for their anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, among other benefits.

  • Ornamental value: Calliandra inaequilatera is a beautiful species that can be used as an ornamental tree in parks, gardens, and other public spaces. Its delicate pink or red flowers make it an attractive feature in any landscape.

In conclusion, Calliandra inaequilatera is a versatile and valuable tree that offers a range of benefits to the environment and to human well-being. Its fast growth and adaptability make it an ideal species for reforestation and conservation projects, as well as for use as a food source and ornamental tree.