Red Mexican Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)


Red Mexican Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Red Mexican Bird of Paradise can turn your landscape into a vibrant scene full of color! After all, these medium to large growing shrubs display bright orange/red flowers from late spring through fall that contrast beautifully with the feathery green foliage! Native to tropical America, Caesalpinia pulcherrima are fast growing and do more than just provide a super show of colors into your landscape. Their dense, tall and wide growth habit makes them an excellent choice for a wide range of landscaping applications! We love to plant them in groupings for use as an informal hedge or screen. And if you’re looking to add some vibrant color to a bare landscape, you’ll love the Red Mexican Bird of Paradise!

This Red Bird of Paradise plant loves the heat and can thrive in an area that gets plenty of full sun exposure. Once established, they are very drought tolerant and require low to moderate watering, and in fact will do well in the hotter parts of Southern California. They can add head turning beauty to any landscape. When in bloom, you can’t help but take notice of the showy flowers!

Come visit Palm Paradise today and prepare to be amazed by our huge nursery featuring exotic and rare palms, cycads, trees, plants succulents, cacti and agave that you just have to see to believe! We assure their quality is the best you’ll find anywhere because we only grow using our own private stock of premium quality specimens. We have what you need to add instant curb appeal, including the Red Mexican Bird of Paradise!

  • Also known as Dwarf Poinciana, Pride of Barbados, Red Bird of Paradise, Poinciana, Peacock Flower
  • Festive display of display bright orange/red flowers from late spring through fall
  • Attracts hummingbirds
  • Excellent accent plant
  • Waterwise
  • Low maintenance
  • Suitable for growing in a container


Large accent shrub

Fast growing

Variety of landscape applications

Blooms Early Summer through Fall