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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Pride of Barbados or Peacock Flower (Rajamalli)

The names themselves look interesting, no? - Peacock flower and Pride of Barbados. In Kerala it is commonly known by the name Rajamalli. A very beautiful and common flowering plant which is enchanting due to the unique shape and colors of the flowers – that is the short description I felt about this plant. 

Pride of Barbados or Peacock Flower (Rajamalli)



Pride of Barbados or Peacock Flower (Rajamalli)

Pride of Barbados or Peacock Flower (Rajamalli)

Pride of Barbados or Peacock Flower (Rajamalli)


Here I have one such plant in my garden, a small one. And the pictures here are of this plant and another one from the neighbouring, which is much larger than the one here. Earlier, almost all houses had a Rajamalli near to them, but now that is changing, as everything is changing..

There are different varieties of the same plant. I have seen flowers in pure yellow, mix of orange and yellow, and red-yellow. Anyway only one type is shown here.

It is a thorny shrub and usually grows to a height of 4 - 5 meters. The leaves are paired like that of mimosa pudica (touch-me-not plant). The long stamens of the flower looks like the crest of peacock head. The plant is usually grown from the seeds and not by stem cutting. 

Pride of Barbados or Peacock Flower (Rajamalli)

Pride of Barbados or Peacock Flower (Rajamalli)

Pride of Barbados or Peacock Flower (Rajamalli)

Botanical name: Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Hope that you liked this amazing plant :)

5 comments:

  1. the blooms are beautiful and i like the leaves, too. very pretty.

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  2. wat een mooie plant lekkere frisse kleuren mooi voor de foto.

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  3. Kwiat jest prześliczny, a i liście ciekawe. Pozdrawiam.
    A flower is beautiful and interesting and leaves. Yours.

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  4. They look so pretty.

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  5. Rajamalli is very much nostalgic since it was closely related to my childhood. thanks for sharing.

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