TROPICAL PLANT CATALOG


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Number of plants found: 3    

Firmiana colorata, Sterculia colorata, Colored Sterculia, Bonfire tree, Scarlet Sterculia, Iwil-iwil, Indian Almond

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Firmiana colorata, Sterculia colorata

Colored Sterculia, Bonfire tree, Scarlet Sterculia, Iwil-iwil, Indian Almond
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Origin: India, Thailand
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The spectacular Bonfire tree produces flowers in short dense panicles which occur at the ends of the branches. The flowers are orange-red in color and hang downwards. The flowering stalks together with flowers are covered with fine downy hairs giving the whole inflorescence a soft, velvety look. During flowering phase, this Scarlet Sterculia is quite prominent and presents a brilliant sight because of its orange-red flowers against a leafless state. The plant goes dormant during winter and loses leaves. Young trees grown from a bulb/caudex and can be grown as a bonsai plant. When planted in the ground, it grows into a large tree.



Firmiana colorata, Sterculia colorata, Colored Sterculia, Bonfire tree, Scarlet Sterculia, Iwil-iwil, Indian Almond

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Firmiana malayana, Bullock's Eye, Mata Lembu

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Firmiana malayana

Bullock's Eye, Mata Lembu
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Origin: Malaysia
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowers

Close relative of Colored Sterculia (Firmiana colorata)

with red-orange flowers.





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Firmiana simplex, Sterculia platanifolia, Chinese Parasol Tree

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Firmiana simplex, Sterculia platanifolia

Chinese Parasol Tree
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Origin: China
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Flowers are tan-yellow in color, they are panicles on the terminal ends of the branches. Flowering occurs from mid June to early July. Fruit are pea sized, attached to leafy carpels that split open after flowering. Provides dense shade, popular as a street tree in Asia.





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