Yellow Flame Tree
Peltophorum Pterocarpum is commonly known as Copperpod and it is an ornamental tree. It is a deciduous tree growing to 15-25 m (rarely up to 50 m) tall. The leaves are bipinnate, 30-60 cm long, with 16-20 pinnae, each pinna with 20-40 oval leaflets 8-25 mm long and 4-10 mm broad. The fruit is a pod 5-10 cm long and 2.5 cm broad, red at first, ripening black and containing one to four seeds.
Peltophorum Pterocarpum requires full sun and moderate watering. Established plants are very drought alkaline soils although it also tolerates clay soils. These plants can tolerate moderate levels of salt in the soil.
It can be used as General, Roadside Tree / Palm, Parks & Gardens.
Plants with thin leaves need daily watering and ones with thick leaves need watering 3-4 times a week. This will also depend on the season. Generally during the blooming period, plants love a lot of water. Try keeping the soil moist. During winters it is better to cut back on watering.
Keep the plants in a well drained soil with a drainage hole at the bottom. This will help to avoid over watering. Take care as to not leave stagnant water on top of the soil. Fertilise the plant once in 2-3 weeks during its blooming period. Do not fertilise it in winters.
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