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Dombeya Flower Merry Christmas

Dombeya Flower  Merry Christmas

My Dombeya is just starting to flower. The flower spike should be 5 times as large, but this is in a big pot. Photo taken Christmas Day 2020.

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Hope you had a lovely Christmas Delonix.

27 Dec, 2020


It was a quiet, warm Christmas Day.

27 Dec, 2020


Yes, hope you enjoyed a happy Christmas with the family, Andy! This is a beauty. Love the duskiness of the pink flowers.

28 Dec, 2020


Very nice flowers, Andy! Your Christmas may have been warm but ours was cold - & wet!

29 Dec, 2020



The fragrance is like strawberry ice cream, also.

30 Dec, 2020



Sorry to hear it’s so cold there. The last few days have been pretty cool here, only in mid-60’s.

30 Dec, 2020


You have many unique plants Andy. Are you growing a vanilla orchid or was that at the botanical garden? Is it producing? I now have to find out about Dombeya,

30 Dec, 2020


No, I don’t grow orchids. I can grow pretty much anything well here, but I always kill orchids. LoL I do have a Dendrobium kingianum which should be blooming in February. Even the extremely common Epidendrum hybrid orchids which grow in so many people’s yards die for me.

There’s vanilla orchids growing in the Botanical Building (the huge lath-structure) in Balboa Park.

30 Dec, 2020


I forgot: Dombeyas are amazing winter-flowering tropical trees. Many species can grow to more than 50 ft.

30 Dec, 2020

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