The Baja Fairy Duster is an evergreen shrub that is native to the desert regions of Baja Californica, Mexico. It has fern-like, bipinnate leaves and clusters of pink or red flowers. It is in the legume family. Hardy in zones 9-12.
Growing Instructions for the Baja Fairy Duster
The seeds have a hard seed coat that has to be treated, or scarified, in order for water to enter the seeds so that they can sprout. 1. Scarify the seeds by nicking or sanding the seed coat. The seeds can be sanded with sandpaper, a nail file or an emery board. 2. Soak the seed in water for several hours. 3. The seeds like well-drained soil. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. 4. Put the mixture in a pot with drainage holes in the base. 5. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet. 6. Put the seeds on the soil. 7. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. 8. Water the seeds and keep the soil moist but not wet. 9. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun. 9. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.