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The national flower of Trinidad and
Tobago. Chaconia represents the imperishability of life and the continuity
of the nation - Trinidad and Tobago.
This is Double Chaconia which has
a double row of bracts, most popular cultivated form.
Poinsettia, Pride of Trinidad and Tobago
Chaconia tree is remarkable for its
inflorescence with bright red bracts and inconspicuous yellow flowers
and petals. Flowers are yellow-orange colored which have scarlet,
3-inch-long, enlarged lower lobes.
You are bidding on small live seedlings
with vigorous root systems 6-12 inches tall with several leaves born and grown in
Height: 12-30 ft. (3.6-9
Spacing: 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Blooms all year, The Chaconia flower blooms on 31 August, which is coincidently
Trinidad's Independence Day. Foliage: Evergreen, Mottled
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies
and/or birds Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between
Chaconia inflorescences show
leaf-shaped, bright-colored calycophylls, expanded foliaceous structures made from
floral petaloids with enlarged showy calyx-lobes. The flower has the
tubular yellow corollas and the inferior ovaries. The characteristic
feature of these flowers are one-inch bright red bracts of the calyxes,
grouped together in panicles, which are often found to grow more than a
foot in length.
Chaconia produces large sprays of
showy red sepals with tiny yellow flowers. This unusual species has one
calyx lobe of one or two of the peripheral flowers in each cluster
greatly enlarged and brightly colored.
This shrub has a type of loosely organized pseudanthium or cluster of flowers that
mimics a single flower as the attraction unit for pollinators,i.e, the
main task of calycophylls is to attract pollinators.
The butterflies favorite tree,
Warszewiczia coccinea or Pride of Trinidad, remains in bloom almost all
year. When this tree is putting on a fresh set of flowers the color is
at its most vibrant. This Chaconia tree is the butterflies’ favorite because each
inflorescence actually contains hundreds of small yellow flowers, each
containing nectar for them.
This plant with such complicated name
(named after Joseph von Waszevicz, a famous orchid collector in the 19th
century) is a fast growing, small amazonic tree, from the coffee plant and
Chaconia is rarelly seen in gardens, even in it's natural habitat, Amazonic region. I
saw it only once, at a fine nursery hidden in the shadows of the Koʻolaus (koʻolau means "windward" in Hawaiian). I was stunned at
it's aurora, since I never seen anything like this tree before. Took me a while to find
out what that was. Chaconia is certainly an under used species.
Chaconia is a small tree, between 4 and 8m tall, with large mottled leaves. The
main feature is the inflorescence. With small yellow or orange flowers in
compact clusters, what catchs your eye is the ornamental leaf like bracts,
with a bright red color, that ornates the clusters. It comes from the tip of
the branches, and will show up all the year, specially after the drier
months. The fruits are insignificant, but you can collect the seeds. The
seeds won't survive long after collecting, so sow them on sandy soil as soon
Chaconia needs a constantly moist soil, full sun, high temperatures and humidity.
All good things
take time, so I grow my plants and rare palms in my
Much more to check out or just get a little education on in my store.
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For 2-3 winning auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping and Handling
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As each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges
individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it does calculate out the
discount (i.e.: additional item $7.61). My stores' combined shipping is built in for same
items rather than a varied selection. S/H includes postage, USDA certification and inspection,
proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery. I can't really change any
of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it is hard to discount much as each
different species requires it's own prep, packing, then at USDA each has to be
unwrapped and inspected then repacked. USDA requires me to clean and prepare every last
piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on the other side of the island. It
takes my wife and I, a day to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day we
drive around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post
Office to drop off. It takes the same work with the same type item if you can understand.
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mistakes that you make upon arrival can stress the plant further,
which is not good. Proper care is critical upon arrival. It is your
responsibility to know how to care for the plant.
Not every plant that I order through
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is no way to know what kind of conditions it will endure in the trip
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Mahalo iâ `oe no ke kipa
`ana mai. E kipa mai hou!
Rare Palm Seeds
Seller warrants seed to be of the variety and quantity advertised.
Safe delivery is guaranteed and seeds lost or damaged during shipment will be replaced at
seller's expense. Claims must be made within 7 days of shipment. All other replacements,
refunds, returns and exchanges will be made at the sole discretion of the seller.
Seed is a live product which depends on many important related grower skills such
as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, irrigation, proper use of fertilizers,
weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, disease free soil, and reasonable weather
conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as
temperature, moisture content, light intensity and contamination of planting media. These
factors are totally out of the seller's control and are the buyer's responsibility and
risk. Consequentially, the seller cannot unconditionally guarantee seed to perform
properly regardless of conditions or the buyer's methods or mistakes.
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