Delonix regius is very special species of climbing shrub in the cactus family Fabaceae, Subfamily Caesalpinii native to Madagascar. It has been noted for its colorful flower-like foliage and dense fern-like foliage throughout the year. Gulmohar Tree This tree grows up to three meters tall and is found on the forest floor of forested mountain peaks and is considered one of the most beautiful tree species in Madagascar.
In Madagascar the Delonix tree is used as a major component of folk medicine and has been used for centuries as a remedy to many ailments such as fever, nausea and vomiting, fever and sore throat among others. It has been reported that this tree has anti-inflammatory properties, which has been used for treating inflammation, swelling and bruising of the mucous membranes.
The Mulmohar Tree has been growing on the surface of the mountain peaks for centuries. Today it is growing freely in the fields and residential gardens of the city of Nain. Many people grow Mulmohar as an ornamental plant as it looks good in gardens and has a very elegant appearance. As mulmohars do not grow near the coast or around water the shrubs are not commonly seen.
The Delonix tree is also known for its long life span; it has been around for more than 3000 years. The Delonix tree can grow up to 4 meters tall and is not found in most countries. It grows only in the high altitude regions of the mountains around Madagascar and is therefore not easily available in small scale nurseries.
The Delonix tree has an unusual bark that is smooth and white in color. The bark is covered with a thin layer of fibrous silica which keeps the bark from cracking. The Delonix tree has a thick heart-shaped leaf, which can reach up to about two feet in length.
The Delonix tree grows on steep slopes and is rarely planted in flat gardens because it can become very invasive and take over the area. The Delonix tree should be planted on a slope that is free from other trees and rocks. Gulmohar Tree It should not be planted on an elevated surface, because it is susceptible to damage by wind, hail and heavy rains. it has also been known to be destroyed by fires.
The Delonix is an evergreen tree which is susceptible to diseases and pests, but these problems are not too severe and rarely affect the leaves. The tree is tolerant of low temperatures and is very drought resistant. A Delonix tree can tolerate full sun, low humidity and heavy frosts.
It is an easy tree to maintain and it does not require a lot of attention once established. It is also fairly tolerant of partial shade and can be grown as an annual, if grown in containers.
The Delonix is not affected by the destructive effects of disease, insects or fungi. They are often sought after as ornamental plants because of their elegant leaves and distinctive bark.
The Delonix tree grows best in well drained soil and should not be fertilised during its growing season. Gulmohar Tree In winter the soil should be turned over in order to retain moisture but once the first frosts have passed it is not necessary to fertilise the tree.
The roots of the Delonix are very shallow which makes it a very easy tree to root. If the roots are left to mature they will spread out of control and will result in an unruly looking plant. it is best to prune the plants every three or four years.
Care of the Delonix tree requires some basic care. They can survive very well in full sunlight, but it is best to plant them when the soil is moist.