Calliandra houstoniana is a species of flowering plants of the genus Calliandra in the Fabaceae family. Native to Mexico and Central America. This is a tropical shrub that is widely grown as an ornamental for its attractive pinkish/red flowers which have a powderpuff appearance. It is easily grown from seeds. Calliandra houstoniana is an excellent xeriscape plant that is drought tolerant and easily cared in the garden or landscape. Only needs sunlight and space. An excellent attractant for bringing hummingbirds to your garden.