Plant Care Flamboyant Tree

Flamboyant Tree

About Flamboyant Tree

Flamboyant Tree is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Flamboyant Tree belongs to the Delonix genus, and is native to Madagascar.


Delonix regia

Also known as

Royal poinciana, Flame of the forest and Flame tree

How to care for Flamboyant Tree


How often to water your Flamboyant Tree

Water needs for Flamboyant Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Flamboyant Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Flamboyant Tree

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Flamboyant Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Flamboyant Tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Flamboyant Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Flamboyant Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Flamboyant Tree in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Flamboyant Tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Flamboyant Tree: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Flamboyant Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Flamboyant Tree is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Flamboyant Tree

Flamboyant Tree

Flamboyant Tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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