I was riding bike today and I saw this beautiful tree with red flowers.

So I took a seed pod home because I’d like to plant something like this in my garden.

Can the seeds be planted in a pot? The pot would be in my rooftop.

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It’s Delonix Regia, and it can grow in a pot perfectly given good lighting. It is often used to grow as a bonsai. Here is one example: http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t6575-tamarindus-and-delonix-from-seed

  • Do you think it will grow in full sunlight?
    – rbhat
    Jun 8 '19 at 23:26
  • I would plant a seed in a small pot and place the pot in my uncovered rooftop, where it will receive direct sunlight for several hours. Btw, we live in the Caribbean so it will also be hot (over 85 deg F). Thanks again.
    – rbhat
    Jun 8 '19 at 23:29
  • It definitely should. Just protect it from drying out when it’s a little seedling.
    – Daria
    Jun 8 '19 at 23:29

Growing in a pot is fine. Don't use dirt however. Use a potting mix. Dirt doesn't drain well enough for the water to get out of the small holes in a pot.

Use a large enough pot that it doesn't dry out too fast. There is merit in creating shade for the pot, if not the plant.

White pots won't heat up the roots as much.

If you are going to keep it in a pot for several years, put the pot in a larger pot, and fill the space between with straw, insulation, or styrofoam packing peanuts. The reduces changes in root temperatures, once the roots grow to the edge of the pot.

You may find it easier to catch a more mature specimen at the mid summer sales.

A layer of mulch on top of the potting mix once it's sprouted will decrease the need for water.

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