Delonix Regia or Royal Poinciana

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  1. jojaq

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    hello I am also the lucky owner of a royal poinciana! I was on hollidays in Dominique Republic easter 2007 and brought home one of these long seedpods! I scubed one of the seeds with sandpaper and potted it and forgot about it for a long while! Then suddenly I got this funny plant with very big leafs. Now its two years old 70 cm high and still getting beautyful big leafs with 13 sets of small petals. I have seached for information about this plant/ tree for a long time, and then found your conversation.I keep my plant indoor water regular not to much, and it seams to be ok. When the leafs are ca 1 month old they fall, but new ones are comming all the time.I have repotted a couple pf times, the roots are not that big, around one 1 dm3.
    jojaq
     
  2. gurucubano

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    Hello jojaq,

    Welcome to the Club of the Framboyant Duendes! Is it possible for you to share a photo of your plant? Thanks in advance

    Matthias
     
  3. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Well, I'm not a gnome....

    Welcome to the Dueños Framboyaneros, Jojaq - please post a few photos of your plant if you can!
     
  4. Nath

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    Welcome to the thread Jojaq its good to hear your Delonix or Framboyan or whatever else we are going to call them is doing so well.

    I agree with Lorax at my height I am certainly not a Gnome. Los nanocitos son los que participan en las luchas en Mexico y son famosos. I'll run with your club name Beth!

    Which reminds me have you found your camera yet, I seem to recall a promise of some fotos no?

    Nath
     
  5. gurucubano

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    I have been far away to offend anybody with 'Duende'. The Royal Spanish Diccionary says about 'duende':

    <--- Diccionario RAE --->

    duende.

    (De duen de casa, dueño de la casa).

    1. m. Espíritu fantástico del que se dice que habita en algunas casas y que travesea, causando en ellas trastorno y estruendo. Aparece con figura de viejo o de niño en las narraciones tradicionales.

    :-)

    Matthias
     
  6. Nath

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    Matthias,

    I'm sure noone was offended its just that in Spanish Duende deosnt just mean fairy it can mean Goblin or a little short spirit like creature depending on which Spanish speaking country you live in. like many words in Spanish they mean different things in different countries for example Guapa in Mexico means pretty or good looking but in the Dominican Republic it means to be very angry just to give you one example.

    I wasnt offended but not to keen to be associated with a Goblin or fairy for that matter which can have other connotations. Se que todo fue innocente y en broma pero prefiero Dueno como sugería Lorax no?

    Cuidate y un abrazo!

    Nath
     
  7. gurucubano

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    Wikipedia is your friend:
    http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duende:
    «Los duendes son seres mitológicos elementales de la naturaleza, guardianes de los bosques y de todos los seres vivos que habitan en ellos....»
    Soy yo el Duende del bosque de mis Framboyanes (anque no fumo) :-)

    Matthias, el Duende
     
  8. Nath

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    Bueno si tu dices mano! Esta bien! Todos necesitamos un poco de fantasia en la vida para agauntar los presiones de este mundo y escaparnos por un ratito verdad?

    Cuidate

    Nath
     
  9. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Bueno, en este sensa si, estoy una duende - veras, ¿soy un Lorax!. Aunque en Ecuador, dicimos <duende> para significar la criatura que es responsable por tódos los males en su computadora or algo así. Como en inglés el <gremlin.>

    Nath - mil disculpas! Si encontré la camara, pero estoy solo en café de internet, entonces estoy esperando que tengo bastantes fotos para justificar quemar un disco para postar todos en un dia.
     
  10. Nath

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    Lorax, no seria mas facil usar un "Memory Stick"? Es mas facil y pudes gaurdar hasta 32 GB de fotos en uno de estos sin la nesecidad de quemar discos. Esto es si el ordenador tienes USB. Pero entiendo la frustracion. Estoy viajando muchisimo con mi trabajo ahorita y no tengo tanto tiempo para mi jardin. Solamente en los fines de semana. Tuve tantos planes para el domingo pasado pero alguien muy lindo vandilizo uno de los coches rompio los vidrios y los espejos a las dos en la madrugada. Pase todo el domingo arreglando asuntos con la policia y los seguros y todo que perdi el dia para mi jardin.

    Espero que este fin de semana resulta mejor. Vamos a ver.

    Un saludo!

    Nath
     
  11. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Bueno, siempre encuentro yo problemas en la transferencia con los Sticks, a base de que mi compi en casa es un Mac, y los del café son PC. Casi siempre se encuentra que el formato se corrumpió en transito. Uso los Sticks mucho para transferir cosas entre mis Macs en casa, y para traer cosas al impresa (porque ellos son usando Mac también) pero cuando llego al café no les ni reconoscen. Entonces estoy esperando que tengo bastante para quemar el disco.

    Que susto! Nadie pueden vandilizar así - espero que les cojen al los ladrones, y que les pagaran daños a ti.
     
  12. Nath

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    I had to pay the excess on the insurance so it has cost me £180 UK so far. In this country there isnt any justice I'm afraid the criminal rules supreme and has the law on his side. You can't even defend yourself anymore or your property. I heard on the radio the other day this guy was sent to jail for defending his wife and kids from a gang of bullies. He now has a criminal record. Lo mas pronto que regresamos a Mexico lo mejor. Un ano mas para aguantar la delincuencia de aqui.

    Entiendo ahora los problemas tienes con los formatos de Mac y PC. Creo que el unico solucion es de utilizar Adobe que esta compatible en ambos sistemas creo. Pero si tienes razon es mejor quemar los fotos a un disco para evitar problemas.

    Voy a tomar algunos fotos este semana de mi noche buena que esta lleno de fruto.

    Nath
     
  13. gurucubano

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    Lorax, estoy en una situación simular a la tuya. Uso en mi portátil el sistema operativo FreeBSD http://www.freebsd.org/, es algo como Linux (pero no se lo digas a nadie que he dicho que FreeBSD es como Linux, me van a matar los amantes de ambos bandos :-) ). Pues, en mi empresa la mayoría usa Windows y por eso tengo unos palitos de USB formatados para Windows, que se puede leer y escribir también en FreeBSD para el transporte e intercambio. Creo que MacOS también puede leer y escribir FAT32.

    Apropósito, ¿tienes el libro "El Lórax?

    Un abrazo

    Matthias
     
  14. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Si, claro que tengo el libro <Who Lifted the Lorax>!

    Voy a probar a hacer formatar mis Sticks en FAT32 - creo que ahora les estan solo en formato Mac.
     
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    They grow well in zones 10 and 11. Anything lower than that, you're risking it. They also need a dry spell. Here in Florida, our winters are dry. That allows the tree to go through its cycle or going "dormant" then flowering.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Rest period? Really? I grow them in the upper Amazon basin, and we have a marked lack of dry spells, just days where it doesn't rain as much. My largest Framboyan is about 5 meters tall and I have yet to see it go dormant. Certainly, they behave that way on the coast, but it doesn't seem to be a requisite...
     
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    Not required, per se, but it usually seems to help mine when blossoming...the blossoms come in fuller, and seem to be brighter. That's just MY experience...
     
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    I've never seen them go dormant in Spain or Mexico either. They never seem to have any trouble flowering as a result. My largest one is now about a metre tall and has shed its very lowest branches and made some nicenew ones at the top of the tree which have a large spread, its wooded out on the lower trunk very nicely. The other 3 trees arent in such large pots yet so have been restricted in growth up to now, I will wait until spring and the repot them.

    Lorax did you find your camera yet?

    Nath
     
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    I've read already sometimes of "zones XYZ", could you please point me to a definition of them? Thanks in advance,

    Matthias
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    And... righthand sidebar -> Hardiness Zone Maps.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Nath, I did, now it's just up to finding the time to download it. I even have pics of the yellow framboyan, wonder of wonders. Tomorrow or Monday, I promise.
     
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    The largest of my plants has now a high of 13in and a spread of around 26in; it is growing in one single point, i.e. leaf after leaf is coming out from the trunk, see photo. I'm asking me how it will manage later to get more points to spread leafs? Thx

    Matthias
     

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    It's actually called a Yellow Flamboyant tree, or African Wattle.
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    About what you are talking with "It's"? Thx
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