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Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana Flowering

Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana Flowering (Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana)

Another gorgeous flowering Royal Poinciana flowering in San Diego, CA. Photo taken Aug. 8, 2018.

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Great display.

12 Aug, 2018


Yes, Delonix regia gives a great display of flowers when it has a lot of heat! :>))

15 Aug, 2018


You certainly have got the heat this year for the flowering.

15 Aug, 2018


Yes, for sure, lots of heat this year! :>))

15 Aug, 2018


Its nice to see certain trees like this can survive it though even if you can't lol.

15 Aug, 2018



Delonix regia can stand extreme desert heat with not problems. This tree grows even better out in the low deserts of California and Arizona. It even doesn't need water out there, which amazes me!

16 Aug, 2018


It's a magic tree then amazing how it survives with no water and in the desert it must work like a cacti.

16 Aug, 2018


In Madagascar where it native, it's monsoonal climate. In winter it's dry and summer is the rainy season.

For some reason this tree can tolerate extreme heat and severe dryness once established. It appears to grow much larger in climate that have more rain during summer, though.

17 Aug, 2018


It sounds to me that it is good at storing water and releases it according to how hot it is have you thought it works that way.

18 Aug, 2018


I'm not sure, I just know it's an extremely drought tolerant and heat tolerant tree. :>))

18 Aug, 2018


It's seeds have a fatty oil it's roots can up raise pavements so must have a vigorous root system perhaps this is how it survives searching for water and the leaves are used to cure dietetics it also is medicinal for anti inflamotary and other diseases.

18 Aug, 2018


Yes, a lot of medicinal uses from this tree. It's roots can be quite invasive. Here in South California the roots go deeper because of the extremely long dry season. In wetter areas the roots stay on the surface and cause a lot of problems.

19 Aug, 2018


It surprised me the tree had a medicinal use.

I can imagine the damage the roots cause in wetter areas. Yes with your area being a drought area the roots will go deep.

20 Aug, 2018


Yes, many trees have so many medicinal uses.

Luckily, this tree can be planted pretty close to a house here. It does have some surface roots, though.

20 Aug, 2018


Yes they do say for every illness there is a cure in plants its knowing tge amount or mix.

It's great you can have it close to a house there.

20 Aug, 2018

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