Calliandra fairy dusters are small evergreen shrubs and retain foliage for much of the year. Height and width varies from 1 to 5 feet. The round, furry blooms are generally in shades of white, cream and pink.
Growing fairy duster prefers a sunny area, the hotter the better. The 1 to 2 inch balls of blooms (actually stamens) grow best in full sun. Though the fairy duster plant can take some shade, its flowering performance may be somewhat hindered.
Care of Calliandra is simple; keep plants watered until they’re established and enjoy all the visiting birds.
While the care of Calliandra does not require pruning, growing fairy duster responds well to trimming, which encourages denser and more attractive growth. Take care not to change the interesting vase shape with your cuts.
Palm Springs, California USA
Taken at: The Living Desert
Palm Desert, California USA