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Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree Flowers

Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree Flowers (Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree)

My African Tulip started blooming early this year, on April 1st. It typically starts blooming the first week in May. It'll bloom until January or February of next year. Photo taken May 31, 2013.

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are many of your plants a month early ~ most of ours are a month late!!

31 May, 2013


No, this one is a month early for the first time. Most other trees are late because of the unseasonably cool Jan/Feb this year.

We do have plants and trees blooming all year here, though. Many of the interesting tropical trees/shrubs bloom during winter.

31 May, 2013


Stunning colour...

31 May, 2013


Yes, this tree is super spectacular when in full bloom. The only tree which surpasses it is Delonix regia, which is considered by many the most floriferous and beautiful tree in the world!

1 Jun, 2013


Is your avatar named after the delonix Regia?

1 Jun, 2013


Yes, my screen name and avatar is a Delonix regia (Royal Poinciana) in full bloom. It's from my photo of a beautiful flowering tree here in San Diego, CA.

Here's some of my Delonix regia trees flowering here in San Diego, CA:

1 Jun, 2013


It's like a tree full of poinsettia flowers......magnificent!

1 Jun, 2013


Poinsettia flowers are very different. I'm of course comparing them to the poinsettia trees/shrubs which grow outside here.

Here's some of my poinsettia tree pics in flower

3 Jun, 2013


I think you would probably laugh if you saw the plants we have at Christmas time, they are very attractive but almost unrecognisable from the trees you grow......just the last photo reminded me of our plants when they grow a bit taller but generally we don't get the flowers back if we can keep them a second year!

4 Jun, 2013


That last Poinsettia photo tree gets cut back every year after blooming. It's always best to cut Poinsettias back a bit after flowering so they come back bigger and stronger (even ones in pots).

4 Jun, 2013


dont you have to keep them in the dark or something to get those red coloured bracts back?

4 Jun, 2013


Yes, they shouldn't be planted by a porch light or street light because then they will not bloom (it interrupts photoperiodism) . They start blooming during the shorter days in late fall and early winter.

5 Jun, 2013


if only we had the warmth here ~ the necessary dark would be no problem at all!! we have plenty of shorter days!

5 Jun, 2013


When Poinsettia is grown indoors it should be kept in darkness for 12 hours during night starting in Oct. This should be enough darkness to initiate flowering bracts.

6 Jun, 2013


and in daylight for the other 12 hours?

6 Jun, 2013


Yes, 12 - 14 hours of darkness and 10 -12 hours of sunlight.

6 Jun, 2013


might try that out then, thank you!

6 Jun, 2013


You're welcome. :)

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