Written by Maggie
Jan 07 2021
Spiny Spider Flower, also called Cleome hassleriana, has long and strong pedicels, racemes form a luxuriant flower ball, beautiful and unique flower shape, petals reunion like a fan, stamens protrude like claws, like butterflies flying, delicate and charming, first pink white, then pink, a multi-color flower, with nectaries, often make flying butterflies happy, hence the name. Spiny Spider Flower long stamen portrays out of the corolla, and looks like a spider or a dragon beard, which is quite interesting. When a Spiny spider flower opens, the petals slowly open and the long claws bend and pop out of the flower, like a fast clip in a movie. The ground can be planted in the courtyard wall, under the tree. Potatoes can be displayed in front of the window desk, and we should control plant form, not make them grow too high.
|Common Name||Cleomes, spider flower, Rocky Mountain bee plant, stinking clover|
|Mature Size||1.5 to 5 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide|
|Sun||Full sun, part sun|
|Flower Color||White, pink, lavender, rose|
|Hardiness Zones||10, 11|
|Native Area||South America|
Spiny spider flower (Cleome hassleriana) is native to the tropical region of South America, and is now widely cultivated all over the world.
Spiny Spider Flower (Cleome hassleriana) is a kind of herb, annual, 60-100cm tall, covered with sticky glandular hairs, branches and leaves odorous. Palmate compound leaves are alternate, 5-7 leaflets, long elliptic lanceolate, petiole, two stipules evolved into hook spines. Racemes are terminal, flowering and elongating, many flowers, 4 petals, lavender, with long claws, 6 stamens, filaments about 7cm long, more than twice the petals, bluish purple, clearly protruding outside the flower; The pistil is longer. The flowering period is from July to October. The capsule is fine cylindrical, containing most seeds.
Spiny Spider Flowers like light, warm and dry environments, can tolerate shade, not cold, requires loose and fertile soil.
In the middle of April, the seeds will be planted in the open bed, the seedlings come out neatly. Seedlings grow slowly and need to be thinned in time after sowing.
Transplant with 2-3 true leaves, planting or potted in June, fertilization every half a month during the growth period, such as too many fertilization plants easy to grow empty, affect plant state and flowering, general spring sowing autumn flowering, autumn sowing winter, see in the indoor flower. Seeds are easy to scatter, and we need to pick seeds in time.
Spiny Spider Flower (Cleome hassleriana)often suffers leaf spot and rust damage. With leaf spot, spray 50% toerjin wettable powder 500 times liquid. With rust, we can use 50% wilting rust ling wettable powder 3000 times liquid spray wine to control.
Spiny Spiderflower (Cleome hassleriana) is suitable for arranging ballast autumn flower beds, tree altar, etc., or for close source plant cultivation, and can also be potted ornamental. Spiny spider flower -- colorful, rather beautiful, suitable for flower beds, flower borders, or on the side of the road, forest edge planted in patches. spiny spider flower is suitable for the layout of the courtyard in front of the window, and also cut flowers for viewing.
Spiny Spiderflower are very good anti-fouling flowers, and its sulfur dioxide, chlorine resistance is very strong, not only can beautify the environment, but also an excellent nectar source plant. You can extract high quality essential oil.
Flower language of Spiny Spider Flower
The flower language and symbolic meaning of Spiny Spider Flower: mystery.