Flamboyant Tree Seeds
Also called Royal Poinciana, the Flamboyant tree is often rated in the top 5 most beautiful flowering trees in the world. It is native to Madagascar and grows in tropical/sub-tropical regions in zones 10 to 12. The Flamboyant tree is commonly grown in the Caribbean, Africa and Northern Australia. The Flamboyant tree is fast-growing and grows up to 90 feet tall. Due to its large bright red flowers - the Flamboyant tree is an excellent ornamental tree for streets, parks and estates. Its umbrella shaped canopy crown provides shade for people and homes.
Growth Rate: Fast
Soil Type: Prefers free draining sandy or loamy soil with organic matter.
Zones: 10 to 12
Germination Range: 70-90%
Stratification Requirement: Soak seed in warm water for 24 hours and then plant in warm moist soil.
Indoor Planting: If your seeds require stratification or scarification – do the recommended pretreatment before planting indoors. Planting Instructions: Fill a container with seed starting mix to about ½ inch from the top. Place your seeds 1 inch to 1 ½ inches below the soil surface. Gently water your seeds to keep moist, not soaking wet. Heat & humidity is critical for germination. Germination may occur in 1 week or as long as 3 months (depending on the species). Place the seed container on a heat mat under growing light(s). Keep your growing lights on 14 hours per day. Keep your heat mat on 24 hours per day. Once your seeds germinate, move each seed into its own container under the growing lights and on the heat mat. Keep your seedlings indoors for 2-3 months before transplanting outdoors in the spring (May to June).
Outdoor Planting: If your seeds do not require stratification: the best time to plant tree and shrub seeds outdoors is after the last frost in your area (spring). In the Northern states – the best time to plant seeds outdoors is from May to June. If your seeds require pretreatment: you should plant your seeds outdoors before the ground freezes in your area (late September to early November). Your seeds will naturally stratify during the cold winter. Germination usually occurs in May or during the spring season.