The African Tulip Tree, scientifically known as Spathodea campanulata, is a striking tropical tree known for its large, bright orange-red flowers. It’s commonly planted as an ornamental tree in tropical and subtropical regions due to its vibrant blooms and lush foliage.


  • Foliage: Large, pinnate leaves with glossy, dark green leaflets. The tree provides dense, shady foliage.
  • Flowers: Spectacular, cup-shaped flowers that are bright orange-red with yellow edges. They bloom in clusters at the ends of branches and can be seen year-round in tropical climates, with peak blooming in spring and summer.
  • Fruit: Long, brown seed pods that split open to release winged seeds.
  • Size: Can grow rapidly to a height of 30-60 feet (9-18 meters) with a spread of 40-60 feet (12-18 meters).

Care Tips:

  • Light: Prefers full sun to partial shade. Optimal flowering occurs with ample sunlight.
  • Watering: Requires regular watering, especially during dry periods. It thrives in moist, well-draining soil.
  • Soil: Prefers well-draining soil with a neutral to slightly acidic pH. It can tolerate a range of soil types, including sandy and loamy soils.
  • Temperature: Thrives in warm, tropical climates and is frost-sensitive. Ideal temperatures are above 60°F (15°C).
  • Humidity: Prefers high humidity but can adapt to lower humidity levels with adequate watering.

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