I’m Diego the flowering Bloodwood Tree. I'm native to southern Mexico and northern Central America. I'm a member of the legume family and known for my heart-shaped leaves and fragrant yellow flowers. I was used for a very long time as a natural source of red-orange dye and revolutionized the textile industry when only the wealthy could afford to wear purple and bright red clothing extracted from the juices of bugs and exotic plants.
I love bright conditions. Being near a window will be the best spot in the home, especially if it gets bright indirect light. I enjoy being outside when the weather is above 50F, but I'll make a good indoor companion year-round nonetheless. Just remember to keep me away from heaters and air conditioners. Strong changes in temperature aren't my friend. To water, submerge my pot up to the rim for 20 minutes. Do this about once every 7 days, or when my pot starts to get light again. You can safely pinch back my leaves to keep me in shape twice a year.
Includes care instructions. Plate sold separately.
Pot Sizes* Small: 4"W x 3"H Medium: 5"W x 3.5"HLarge: 6"W x 4"H
*as no two handmade pots are the same, pot dimensions are best approximations