Calliandra emarginata "Red Powderpuff"
Red powderpuff flowers on neat shrub up to 5 feet tall.
A small evergreen shrub with arching branches, with light and lacy pinnate, notched leaves. Each bloom is actually many small flowers with inconspicuous petals that form a sphere. The showy part consists of hundreds of long, pollen tipped red stamens that, when the sun shines on it, give the appearance of being fiber optic. Full to part sun or bright filtered light. Regular moisture, in average to fertile, well drained soil. Suitable for containers or bonsai.