Red African Tulip Tree 5 Seeds- Showy Flowers
Red African Tulip Tree- 5 Fresh Seeds
Indigenous to tropical Africa, this is one of the world's most spectacular flowering trees. The African Tulip Tree is also sometimes called Fire Tree, Flame of the Forest or Fountain Tree. African Tulips produce terminal clusters of beautiful blooms held above the foliage appearing in upturned whorls at the branch tips. A few at a time, the buds of the lowest tier bend outward and open into large bell-shaped orange-red flowers with a yellow border on the petals and four brown-anthered stamens in the center. They are followed by 5-10 in green brown fingerlike pods pointing upwards and outwards above the foliage.
Prefers sun to partial shade. Can be prune to be a small specimen. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors or outdoord
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Sowing: Growing the tree from seed is not difficult, but germination may be erratic. Sprinkle the seeds over the damp potting soil. The germination rate is only 30 to 50 percent, so many of the seeds will not sprout.
Cover the seeds with a fine layer of sand. Cover the pot with clear plastic wrap. Keep the pot indoors and out of direct sunlight.
Water the soil just enough to keep it moist during the germination period. The seeds should sprout within 2 to 25 days.
Remove the clear plastic wrap when the seedlings appear. Move the pot outdoors to a sunny location.
Water the soil regularly and do not allow it to dry out. Remove the weaker seedlings, eventually ending up with the strongest, healthiest specimen
Transplant the young African tulip tree into the ground when it is 14 inches tall.
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