Spathodea Campanulata, African Tulip Tree
Spathodea is a genus in the plant family Bignoniaceae. The single species it contains, Spathodea campanulata, is commonly known as the African tulip tree. The tree grows between 7–25 m tall and is native to tropical dry forests of Africa.
In the tropics, this tree is widely planted as an ornamental tree due to its highly regarded spectacular reddish-orange or crimson (rarely yellow), campanulate blooms.
|Common Name:||African Tulip Tree, Panchot, Flame of the Forest, Fountain Tree, Fire Tree, Fire Bell, Nandi Flame, Gabon Tulip Tree, Syringe Tree, Pancut-Pancut|
African Tulip Tree tree is tall and broad, and its glossy deep green pinnate leaves and magnificent orange-crimson bloom stand out.
The floral bud is ampule-shaped and holds water. Children like playing with these buds because of their propensity to spray water.
The open blooms are cup-shaped and retain rain and dew, making them appealing to many bird species.
Spathodea campanulata Plant Care
|Sunlight||Semi shade, Full Sunlight.|
|Watering||Water thrice a week, avoid over-watering.|
|Soil||Good quality soil with drainage.|
|Temperature||Can tolerate 18 degrees C, Tropical monsoon climate|
|Fertilizer||Fertilize in the plants growing cycle.|