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Erythrina

Post by Herts Mike » Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:32 pm

Anybody else grow it? Anybody flowered it?
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Re: Erythrina

Post by David Neville » Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:39 pm

You might need to be a little more specific Mike. There are over 120 species in the genus..... :shock:
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Re: Erythrina

Post by Herts Mike » Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:49 pm

Ok but I doubt there are many takers. Lysistemon then but I'll take any Erythrina!
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Post by Pattock » Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:22 pm

I have considered the smaller species but a 10 metre tree would be a little too much for my little bedroom. I love the look of the flowers.

I assume you have seen the cultivation tips at PlantZAfrica?
http://pza.sanbi.org/erythrina-lysistemon
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Re: Erythrina

Post by Herts Mike » Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:42 pm

I have but I don't have the African climate.

It grows well, looks good, but no flowers yet.
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Re: Erythrina

Post by Pattock » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:15 pm

Has it lost its leaves yet? The flowers come in August-October in the Southern Hemisphere, before or with the resprouting of the deciduous leaves.
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Re: Erythrina

Post by Herts Mike » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:20 pm

No. Just sprouting now.
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Re: Erythrina

Post by Pattock » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:30 pm

Perhaps it needed a good African chill over winter to get the leaves off and mature the flower buds?
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Re: Erythrina

Post by Herts Mike » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:36 pm

Possibly. It has to share the space with Stapeliads at 10c I'm afraid. And I meant yes, it lost it's leaves some time ago.

I've seen crista-galli in flower but it was an old plant that had been pruned within an inch of it's life.
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Re: Erythrina

Post by Pattock » Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:13 pm

Herts Mike wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:36 pm
And I meant yes, it lost it's leaves some time ago.
Oh, in that case it could flower anytime from now to 10 metres tall. Just keep doing what you are doing and extend the greenhouse upwards.

I keep bumping this thread up in the hope that some Erythrina enthusiast spots it, but it is not working. :sad:
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