The Powder Puff (Calliandra surinamensis) is a flowering tropical plant meant to be raised indoors. The powder puff will bloom brush-like flowers year-round, primarily during the spring and summer. The leaves are sensitive to light.
Age / Pot Size / Approx. Dimensions
5 years old / 6" pot / 7"L x 7"W x 8"H
[INDOOR] Watering tray is not included with purchase.
[OUTDOOR] Watering tray not included (outdoor bonsai don't use them).
*We understand that the exact appearance and size of your tree may vary from the picture shown, since every bonsai is unique. Therefore, we have added the Additional Requests field for those with more specific preferences for their tree.
Powder Puff, 5 years old, broom style
Indoor bonsai should be kept around room temperature at all times. Ensure the tree is placed near an area with plenty of sunlight throughout the day.
Place your bonsai tree in the center of your watering tray and fill the tray with water until the water level can touch the openings at the bottom of the pot. Check how much water is in the tray every day and refill as necessary. If the tree is not getting sufficient water the rocks on top will appear light in color and the tree will feel much lighter.
Use liquid bonsai fertilizer. Follow the instructions that come with your chosen fertilizer. As a general idea you may want to fertilize once every month.
See the Workshop for details and demonstrations.