Sterculia colorata
Firmiana colorata
Scarlet Sterculia

Every March to April, in the forests of the Western Ghats and Deccan plateau an amazing sight is to be seen. Large, tubular orange-red flowers hang downwards from leafless branches, exuding a sharp, musky pepper-like scent and creating a stunning contrast. Throughout the rest of the year club shaped palm-sized leaves crowd the ends of the spreading branches. The small medium size of this tropical tree makes it an ideal species for bonsai. Prefers sunlight, and is drought tolerant.

This widely adaptable tree can be used for a wide range of uses including, standard specimen as well as the greenhouse. It makes the perfect patio plant but, will need protection from frost. Keep tree well watered until established.

Fun Facts:

1. Named after Latin god Sterculius
2. Suitable for xeriscaping
3. Common names include: Bonfire tree and Indian Almond 

Firmiana colorata - Sterculia colorata 5 seeds


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