Delonix regia

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Description

Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant tree

Rated in the top 5 most beautiful flowering trees in the world. It is native to Madagascar and grows in tropical/sub-tropical regions in zones 10 to 12. Commonly grown in the Caribbean, Africa and Northern Australia. Tree is fast-growing and grows up to 90 feet tall. Due to its large bright red flowers – the Flamboyant tree is an excellent ornamental tree.


Sowing: First, scarify the seeds. Soak seeds in water for 1- 2 days. Use a mix of humus, manure, and garden soil. Plant at a depth of 1 ½ inch deep in fresh soil. Keep it moist during the hot months and slightly humid during winter. Place your plant under full sun, but protect it from the wind. Germination could take from a few days to several months, depending on the climate.                                                                                                                        Scarification: Seed coats may be so hard that they are impermeable to water. They need to be scratched or broken using a knife or sandpaper, in order to germinate. Chip the seeds with a sharp knife or make a few swipes with a sharp-edged file or use sandpaper to allow moisture to be more readily absorbed.

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10 seeds

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