Wednesday, June 23, 2010

flower showers

a beautiful bridal bouquet

The rainbow shower tree (cassia x nealiae) above is a cross between the cassia javanica and the cassia fistula. I have been trying to get a plant for while and I am still looking. This tree is located on the edge of the Sandy Lane golf course. I can recall seeing a total of three of these trees around the island. Since they do not produce any seed pods they can only be propagated by hybridizing and grafting. Looks like I will have to attempt this if I want one. I wonder if they will air layer or grow by pieces? I will try to grow them that way to begin with.
P.S. I am noticing more of these trees as I drive around. There is also a very pale yellow with cream flowers as well.


  1. It is really a beautiful bouquet.
    thanks for sharing

  2. I can see why you like this plant. This very lovely colour combination drives me mad and I want it too!

  3. I have always loved this cassia. It is so delicately beautiful. Hope your attempts at grafting will succeed!
    Helen,thanks to your advice, my pond is getting a water lily flower every day. But there are a number of small leaves- little plantlets developing. Should I let them be or should I remove them? Please advise.

  4. Thank you for dropping by Costas.

    Autumn Belle.....Ha ha we say that it has given you a heart ache.

    Lotusleaf.....I read that this cassia is popular in India as well. About the water lilies, I would suggest that you remove the young plants because they tend to take the energy from the mother plant. If you have room for another one or two you can pot them in clay soil when they have enough roots. Water lilies need about three to five feet diameter to grow properly.

  5. Thank you, Helen, for your valuable advice. Have a nice weekend!

  6. I can see why you would like to have a tree like this one. The flowers are just lovely and would make a beautiful bridal bouquet :-)

  7. Mindblowingly beautiful! Dont blame you at all for wanting a plant. And the tougher they are to propogate, the more we want them, right? ;D


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