Cockspur Coral Tree
Erythrina crista-galli
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept very moist, while during winter it should be kept moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm summer (average around 20 °C) and very cold winter (average under 10 °C) climates.
pH range 4.5 - 8.0
Acidity preference is not very pH sensitive
Toxicity poisonous

Origin

Climate humid subtropical

Photo

Names

Other common names Cry Baby, Fireman's Cap Tree, Brazillian Coral Tree
Family Fabaceae

Characteristics

Growth form tree
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • red
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    3Mar
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    11Nov
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    12Dec
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    7
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    8
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    9
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    10
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Leaf color
  • green