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Delonix regia progress...


By stan510


This is always a year- to year will it make it question mark.
I had a few, some were taken,some died,then down to just one.
I also have done nothing to make it a Bonsai other then the pot it is in. I’m thinking that since these are unheard of tree’s in the bay area..I might next year put it in a large nursery pot and lets see how big I can get it. If it survives the winter. Last winter? well look at the photos graphs..I had my doubts it would break into bud. So,Im grateful its here still.


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It looks great! I hope it survives the winter so you can try it in the ground.

1 Oct, 2016


Fingers crossed for winter

1 Oct, 2016


it certainly is healthy looking. fingers crossed for a 'decent' winter for all of us :o)

1 Oct, 2016


I'm crossing mine for you as well Stan...

1 Oct, 2016


Me too Stan. I hope it survives and brings you flowers and pleasure with years to come. Plants are more adaptable than we give them credit for (with proper care). Fingers crossed here.

1 Oct, 2016


Thanks all. I will bring in on any big freeze--- its those rare freezes they didnt call (Like Jan when it was supposed to be well above freezing-then we had a freeze that killed off the Crotons.) I can't do anything about.
It would be nice grow D.regia in a large container- feathery fronds casting light shade. In ground- it might be too cold and wet here,plus gophers aka "Worse creatures then the devil himself on a really bad day"!

1 Oct, 2016


When D. regia becomes a tree bigger than 15' it's tough. It can stand freezes pretty well (not protracted freezes, though). It's the cold and wet soil that does them in, especially when young.

3 Oct, 2016


They so far have been unusual from my usual tropical plants in a mild temperate climate. They barely survive winters,they leafed out late...but after that,they grew very fast.
I probably will move it to the porch -out of rains,safe from frost too- when we go into a permanent cool down.

Today is very fall like,gray,drizzly and not above 65f. Everything to warm up later in the week. I have a some more garden plans then.

3 Oct, 2016


It's finally cooled down here, only 77 degrees the last two days. It's only going to be short-lived, though. It's suppose to get hot here again. :((

5 Oct, 2016

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