The pods are covered with red hairs and are poisonous. Caesalpinia gilliesii, Desert Bird of Paradise, 10 seeds, small desert tree, showy yellow blooms, sun or shade, drought tolerant. To scratch a seed, rub its rounded edge with a file or emery board until a white spot shows through the brown shell. Originally used in landscaping, it has escaped and can be found on well-drained rocky or sandy sites in hot desert areas. They all germinated and are blooming! Caesalpinia gilliesii is found mainly in the warm temperate to subtropical zone of S. America, though it is also found at higher elevations in more tropical situations. Four grams from the root is also said to induce abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy. There are no products in your shopping cart yet. We import and export a variety of seeds. Then sow them in sowing mix and let them germinate at 25degC. Only growing to 5'-10', it makes for a great container plant or perfect for smaller yards. Topping each stem, starting in June (NC), are stunningly indescribable flower heads composed of bright yellow petals with contrasting red stamens that resemble long red threads emerging from the flower. Width: 4 ft. 0 in. If external coating is very hard then cut/nick shell to enable water to penetrate the internal kernel. Grow in full sun. General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination. Shop with confidence. Hele leuke bladeren die 's nachts inklappen en als het licht wordt weer uitklappen. However, on the southern side, the plant may suffer from heat, so shading is required. The plant loses it leaves at frost. Akin to some of its paradise flower relatives, this tough plant is a profuse bloomer and something to behold as a landscape plant. Flowering in relatively small pots and therefore particularly suitable for growing in small greenhouses (or even for trying on a sunny windowsill) is this small shrub with attractive bi-pinnate foliage and exotic flowers with bright yellow petals and immense scarlet stamens. Medicine men of peoples indigenous to the Amazon Rainforest used this plant and the similar Caesalpinia pulcherrima, which they called ayoowiri, for curing fever, sores, and cough. In the Amazon, the pods and seeds are used against fever and other diseases/medical issues. This website uses cookies to measure the number of visitors. Will grow in pretty much any soil type. In the Amazon, the pods and seeds are used against fever and other diseases/medical issues. Especially the flowers with yellow petals and long, red stamens are attractive, as well as the pinnate leaves which gracefully close in the evening. by Xeramtheum: Jan 29, 2015 5:49 PM: 21: First Wave of WS Seeds by Xeramtheum: Feb 7, 2015 7:10 AM: 279: Who is saving seeds this fall? Pot into a good medium of loamy/good draining compost and water lightly. Na een paar dagen al kwam er 1 plantje naar boven. Caesalpinia pulcherrima (Red bird of paradise). across (2.5 cm), feature long, protruding red stamens that create an exotic look. caesalpinia gilliesii. Let it grow wild into a bush, or it can also be trained into a small tree! De rest is niet uitgekomen (na een maand). Desert Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia gilliesii). This chemical structure has been confirmed also by LC-MS. With a lack of light, it is very difficult to achieve flowering. We do not store any personal information. Borne at the branch tips, the five-petaled blossoms, 1 in. Photo 1: BoethingTreeland.com  - 8 ft. 0 in. Caesalpinia gilliesii, Desert/Yellow Bird of Paradise This bird of paradise produces large clusters of yellow flowers with long red stamens. Evergreen to deciduous shrub or tree; drops leaves in cold winters. It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. Previous scientific name(s): Poinciana gilliesii  . Het zaadje dat het wel gehaald heeft doet het heel goed. Native to Central America, northwestern South America, West Indies. Seeds are now available at our seed store. - 6 ft. 0 in. Caesalpinia gilliesii, also called Yellow Bird of Paradise (though, it is of no relation to the Strelitzia family) is an exotic looking plant that serves equally well as a tall bush, or shrubby tree. (Caesalpinia gilliesii)aka: (Erythrostemon gilliesii); in Santa Fe by Anderwood: Jun 13, 2015 9:11 PM: 6: Nicking seeds by needrain: Mar 4, 2015 10:47 PM: 21: First Wave of Seeds! Bird of Paradise, Bird of Paradise Bush, Desert Bird of Paradise, Yellow Bird of Paradise, Paradise Caesalpinia, Paradise Poinciana Lightly sand the seed before soaking in water for up to 24 hours. The seeds and seed pods are toxic. Germination can occur in less than a week. Germination instructions: The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. Mainly used as an ornamental, particularly in dry regions. Native to South America, in particular Uruguay and Argentina. Caesalpinia gilliesii Bird of Paradise. Thank you for your review! Minimum temperature -5 degrees. a.k.a. A very graceful species with pinnate leaves that close in the evening and that has red-yellow flowers which are followed by pods with red hairs. Being from Texas, I grew up referring to Caesalpinia gilliesii as a "Texas Bird of Paradise" and Caesalpinia pulcherrima as "Mexican Bird of Paradise". 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