Deplanchea sp. (Golden Bouquet) is a native of North Queensland, Malaya and a spectacular tree that is reasonably easy to care for when grown in full sun or semi-shade and given regular water. It is a big tree usually taller than 20 feet and has small orange and yellow flowers. These flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds and can bloom all year when grown in the correct environment.
In the warmest climates, the Golden Bouquet will be hardy to USDA Zone 10-11, however in colder regions it needs to be grown in a pot and indoors or in a greenhouse in winter. In these areas, the tree should be given full sun and sheltered from cold winds. It's important to maintain regular watering, as the plant can not survive over-watering or being kept dry.
In order for the tree to remain healthy, it needs to be provided with nutrient rich soil and prefers a slightly acidic to neutral pH (a pH of 6.5 is ideal). When potting the tree, it's important to use a large enough container to accommodate the roots and to ensure that the pot has adequate drainage holes. In order to maintain a healthy root system, repotting is recommended every 1-2 years.
In addition, the Golden Bouquet is considered to be fairly low maintenance, although some pruning may be necessary during spring to ensure that the tree maintains its attractive shape. If grown outdoors or in a container, it's important to withold fertilizer during the winter months to avoid stress to the plant.
Overall, Deplanchea sp. (Golden Bouquet) is a stunning and eye-catching plant that is sure to be a focal point in any garden. With its cheerful yellow and orange flowers, it provides an oasis of beauty and vibrancy even on the darkest days. With the right care, it can make a magnificent addition to any outdoor space.