I wanted the plant but didn’t buy one. Instant gratification comes with a price tag and I remembered seeing a shrub in the neighborhood. It didn’t take me long to collect a couple of seed pods.
The seeds germinated quickly and grew into spindly plants. I gave two seedlings away and kept one.
I transferred my Tacoma stans to a huge pot positioned in full sun. The plant responded and started flowering not long after.
I am still amazed that such intense colour can spring forth from one tiny seed; all part of God’s amazing creation.
Care and propagation: Full sun; well drained soil, water moderately. Propagate using cuttings or seeds.
Tips: The Tacoma Stans can grow into a tree up to 6m in height. It can also be contained and grown as a shrub in a pot.