Calliandra, pink powder-puff (Calliandra haematocephala)
When planting bonsai from seed, it is most likely to determine the shape and form of the tree from the beginning. It takes more time to grow tree from seed, but when you use flat container, it grows more stockythan shoots found in the woods.
What you should know: Calliandra has oval pinnate leaves and sparkling red ball colors, that take the form of a powder brush and remind brush for makeup. The flowers appear throughout the year, but are most numerous in autumn.
Origin: The homeland of pink powder-puff is tropical and subtropical America
Propagation: Sowing seeds at home is possible all year round. Allow the seeds to swell for several hours in water at room temperature, then separate them into the soil and cover slightly with it. At a temperature of 20 ° -25 ° C the first seeds germinate in about 10 to 14 days.
Place / Light: The place must be light to sunny. Outside you must keep it from the hot midday sun.
Watering and fertilization: In the summer keep the plant constantly wet and in winter at temperatures from 10 ° to 15 ° C water it less. In the growth period from April to October you must provide it with liquid fertilizer for bonsai.
Pruning: Once the new shoots have formed 5-6 pairs of leaves, 1-2 leaves should be trimmed. Branches can be cut from May to August.
Soil: ½ homogeneoussoil, ¼ peat and¼ sand.