Plant Care Flame Of The Forest

Flame Of The Forest

Also known as

Flamboyant Tree, Flamboyant Tree, Royal poinciana, Flame of the forest and Flame tree

Taxonomy

Delonix regia
Delonix
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Flame Of The Forest

💦 Water

How often to water your Flame Of The Forest

Water needs for Flame Of The Forest
0.5 cups
every 9

Flame Of The Forest 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 Flame Of The Forest

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Flamboyant Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Flame Of The Forest: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Flame Of The Forest love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Flame Of The Forest does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Flame Of The Forest in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Flame Of The Forest

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Flame Of The Forest: 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 Flame Of The Forest after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Flame Of The Forest is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Flamboyant Tree →

Common Flamboyant Tree Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Flame Of The Forest prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Flamboyant Tree Water Frequency →

Flamboyant Tree Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Flame Of The Forest requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Flamboyant Tree Light Requirements →

Flamboyant Tree Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Flame Of The Forest will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Flamboyant Tree →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Flame Of The Forest can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Flamboyant Tree Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Flame Of The Forest

Flame Of The Forest

Flame Of The Forest


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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