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


Delonix regia

How to care for Flame Of The Forest


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

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 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 🏡.


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.

Difficulty Level

Flame Of The Forest 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 Flame Of The Forest

Flame Of The Forest

Flame Of The Forest

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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