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CHACONIA~ MACAW's Tail ~ RARE Flowering Tree LIVE SEEDLING Warszewiczia coccinea

Price: $44.99
Warszewiczia coccinea


Macaw's Tail
Warszewiczia coccinea

The national flower of Trinidad and Tobago. Chaconia represents the imperishability of life and the continuity of the nation - Trinidad and Tobago.


This is Double Chaconia which has a double row of bracts, most popular cultivated form.

 Wild Poinsettia, Pride of Trinidad and Tobago

Chaconia tree is remarkable for its inflorescence with bright red bracts and inconspicuous yellow flowers and petals. Flowers are yellow-orange colored which have scarlet, 3-inch-long, enlarged lower lobes.

Warszewiczia coccinea 'Macaw's Tail'

You are bidding on small live seedlings with vigorous root systems 6-12 inches tall with several leaves born and grown in Hawaii.

Warszewiczia coccinea 'Macaw's Tail'


Height: 12-30 ft. (3.6-9 m)

Spacing: 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness: Tropical

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Color: Red

Bloom Time: Blooms all year,
The Chaconia flower blooms on 31 August, which is coincidently Trinidad's Independence Day.
Foliage: Evergreen, Mottled

Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Warszewiczia coccinea 'Macaw's Tail'

Warszewiczia coccinea 'Macaw's Tail'



Chaconia inflorescences show leaf-shaped, bright-colored calycophylls, expanded foliaceous structures made from floral petaloids with enlarged showy calyx-lobes. The flower has the tubular yellow corollas and the inferior ovaries. The characteristic feature of these flowers are one-inch bright red bracts of the calyxes, grouped together in panicles, which are often found to grow more than a foot in length.

Family: Rubiaceae

Synonym:Macronemum coccineum
Synonym:Mussaenda coccinea
Synonym:Warszewiczia pulcherrima
Synonym:Warszewiczia schomburgkiana
Synonym:Warszewiczia maynensis

Warszewiczia coccinea 'Macaw's Tail' Warszewiczia coccinea 'Macaw's Tail'


            Chaconia produces large sprays of showy red sepals with tiny yellow flowers. This unusual species has one calyx lobe of one or two of the peripheral flowers in each cluster greatly enlarged and brightly colored.

This shrub has a type of loosely organized pseudanthium or cluster of flowers that mimics a single flower as the attraction unit for pollinators,i.e, the main task of calycophylls is to attract pollinators.

        The butterflies favorite tree, Warszewiczia coccinea or Pride of Trinidad, remains in bloom almost all year. When this tree is putting on a fresh set of flowers the color is at its most vibrant. This Chaconia tree is the butterflies’ favorite because each inflorescence actually contains hundreds of small yellow flowers, each containing nectar for them.

Warszewiczia coccinea 'Macaw's Tail'
Warszewiczia coccinea 'Macaw's Tail'


      This plant with such complicated name (named after Joseph von Waszevicz, a famous orchid collector in the 19th century) is a fast growing, small amazonic tree, from the coffee plant and Ixora's family.

Chaconia is rarelly seen in gardens, even in it's natural habitat, Amazonic region. I saw it only once, at a fine nursery hidden in the shadows of the Koʻolaus (koʻolau means "windward" in Hawaiian). I was stunned at it's aurora, since I never seen anything like this tree before. Took me a while to find out what that was. Chaconia is certainly an under used species.

Chaconia is a small tree, between 4 and 8m tall, with large mottled leaves. The main feature is the inflorescence. With small yellow or orange flowers in compact clusters, what catchs your eye is the ornamental leaf like bracts, with a bright red color, that ornates the clusters. It comes from the tip of the branches, and will show up all the year, specially after the drier months. The fruits are insignificant, but you can collect the seeds. The seeds won't survive long after collecting, so sow them on sandy soil as soon as possible.

Chaconia needs a constantly moist soil, full sun, high temperatures and humidity.



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     All live plants are shipped bare-root wrapped in moist sphagnum moss to ensure the plant’s healthy transit to you. All live plants are Inspected By USDA Plant Inspectors before they are shipped to insure you get healthy pest free plants and seeds.

We ship via USPS Mondays-Wednesday with Delivery confirmation.

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 After Inspection, USDA stamps released for export Hawaii to the US Mainland. All items are delivered to USDA Inspection Station at Honolulu International airport.

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     For 2-3 winning auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping and Handling charges. For 4-7 winning auctions, the combined discount is 20% of the total Shipping and Handling charges. For 7+ winning auctions, the combined discount is 30% of the total Shipping and Handling charges.


         As each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it does calculate out the discount (i.e.: additional item $3.61). My stores' combined shipping is built in for same items rather than a varied selection. Includes postage, USDA certification and inspection, proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery. I can’t really change any of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it gets hard to discount much as each different species requires it's own prep & packing, then at USDA each has to be unwrapped and inspected then repacked. USDA requires me to clean and prepare every last piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on the other side of the island. It takes my wife and I, a day to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day we drive around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post Office to drop off. It takes the same work with the same type item if you can understand.


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Replacement is not an option for CUSTOMS SEIZURE.

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