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Jacaranda mimosifolia is a genus of 49 species of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of South America (especially Argentina, Brazil, Peru andUruguay), Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

It is found throughout the Americas and Caribbean, and has been introduced toAustralia, New Zealand, India, Fiji and parts of Africa.

The genus name is also used as the common name. he species are shrubs to large trees ranging in size from 2 to 30 m (6.6 to 98 ft) tall.

 

The leaves are bipinnate in most species, pinnate or simple in a few species. The flowers are produced in conspicuous largepanicles, each flower with a five-lobed blue to purple-blue corolla a few species have white flowers. The fruit is an oblong to oval flattenedcapsule containing numerous slender seeds. Season: Flowers in the spring or summer in its natural environment. Difficulty quotient: Rather easy, but cannot stand low temperatures.

Some of the leaves will drop off each fall.

 

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Size and growth rate: Jacarandas seldom grow taller than about three feet when grown in pots. Outdoors they can grow to 40-50 feet.

 

Flowering and fragrance: Potted plants won't flower indoors, but plants grown in a greenhouse or in tu sub-tropics will flower yearly. The tree grows wild in warm, frost-free climates, and flowers each year with masses of fragrant, lavender-blue flowers. The seed pods are woody, mahogany-colored and flat. The seeds are similar to a chestnut.They hang on the tree for many months.

 

Light and temperature: Jacaranda likes warmth and sunshine but cannot stand drafts or temperatures below 62°F. It can stand in a sunny window until it gets too big. Afterwards it is best suited to the greenhouse. Watering and feeding: Plants should be watered regularly. In summer, water liberally and spray the leaves 2-3 times a week. In winter, water more sparingly and donnot feed. From March to September, feed once every 2-3 weeks. Soil and transplanting: When the plant is well established it should be transplanted each spring.

 

The soil should be rich and well-drained. Grooming: As soon as the plant has reached teh desired height it can be clipped back. In the wild, this tree usually has broad crown, but it can be shaped and clipped to make it more bushy. Environment: The plant is well-suited to be a background tree in the greenhouse. It can also decorate the windowsill until it grows too large.

 

Season: Flowers in the spring or summer in its natural environment. Difficulty quotient: Rather easy, but cannot stand low temperatures. Some of the leaves will drop off each fall. Size and growth rate: Jacarandas seldom grow taller than about three feet when grown in pots. Outdoors they can grow to 40-50 feet.

 

Flowering and fragrance: Potted plants won't flower indoors, but plants grown in a greenhouse or in tu sub-tropics will flower yearly. The tree grows wild in warm, frost-free climates, and flowers each year with masses of fragrant, lavender-blue flowers. The seed pods are woody, mahogany-colored and flat. The seeds are similar to a chestnut. They hang on the tree for many months. Light and temperature: Jacaranda likes warmth and sunshine but cannot stand drafts or temperatures below 62°F. It can stand in a sunny window until it gets too big.

 

Afterwards it is best suited to the greenhouse. Watering and feeding: Plants should be watered regularly. In summer, water liberally and spray the leaves 2-3 times a week. In winter, water more sparingly and donnot feed. From March to September, feed once every 2-3 weeks. Soil and transplanting: When the plant is well established it should be transplanted each spring. The soil should be rich and well-drained. Grooming: As soon as the plant has reached teh desired height it can be clipped back. In the wild, this tree usually has broad crown, but it can be shaped and clipped to make it more bushy. Environment: The plant is well-suited to be a background tree in the greenhouse. It can also decorate the windowsill until it grows too large.

 

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