Cross-pollinating Bird of Paradise & Pride of Barbados

I recently bought a plant which was called Poinciana and Pride of Barbados. It is a beautiful plant and I intend to keep it but it is a Cesalpina Gillesii and the true Pride of Barbados is a Cesalpina pulcherrima. If I plant one side by side with the other will they cross-pollinate and is that a good thing?

Submitted by eclair4159

Cross pollination will not affect these plants, only the offspring. Whether they will actually produce viable hybrid seeds is something I could not tell you. But if they did, you could always plant them and see what you get!

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