Schizolobium Parahyba-‘Brazilian Fire Tree'-TREES- seeds
“Brazillian Fire Tree”
Also known as 'Mexican tree Fern' and here in Australia as 'Yellow Jacaranda' as it has similar leaves and canopy shape but it is not a Jacaranda.
Ideal sowing temp: 18-22C (Avoid the coldest and hottest temps).
Position: Full sun. Open & sunny once matured. Likes sunny, humid conditions.
Preparation: Carefully file or nick the outer coat of the seed to allow moisture entry, then soak the seeds for 4 hours.
Sowing: After soaking plant the seeds 2cm deep in well-draining soil mixture with 20% coarse sand added to it.
Care: Keep warm in a shady position until germination occurs and only lightly moist.
Sprouting: 5-21 days.
A very fast-growing tree to 35m – given the name "mile a minute". Because it can grow more than 5m in 18 months, with a trunk 20cm wide, it makes a great start to creating your own rainforest and is often used for reforestation. The large, green, ferny leaves can be up to 2m long and are considered the largest compound leaves in the world. The tree sheds it’s leaves in late winter just before flowering occurs in spring with a profusion of fragrant, yellow, pea-shaped flowers in 30cm long spikes.
The large seeds (approx. 2.5cm x 1.5cm) have been used to make buttons and trinkets.
****Please note: these are seeds (we are NOT selling these as live plants. Quarantine restrictions and costs prohibit us from selling these seeds to WA, Tas, and Internationally.