Brownea ariza - Plant
Description for Brownea ariza
It has pinnaticomposed leaves with 6 to 8 follicles oblong-lanceolate in clusters pendulums that change color in the maturity of gray, pink or green pale to intense green. Its red flowers with the stamens longer than the petals are also pendulums and grow in large globular plumes united by a short axis to the main stem. Its fruits are legumes of ebtre 20 and 30 centimeters in length.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Scarlet Flame Bean, Palo Cruz, ArizÃ¡, Amapolo, Cruceto, Monterillo, Ãrbol de la Cruz, Rosa de Monte||Red||Late Winter/Early Spring |
Late Spring/Early Summer
|15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m) |
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
Planting and care
Understorey of hot and humid tropical rainforest.
|Full Sun||pH:4.5 or below (very acidic)||Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater||10-25 degrees C||-|
Caring for Brownea ariza
Late Winter/Early SpringMid SpringLate Spring/Early Summer
Typical uses of Brownea ariza
Culinary use: none
Ornamental use: A hybrid of this species is cultivated in gardens of regions with tropical humid climate for its inflorescences, very striking and for its resistance to the term. Its branches and leaves are used as haemostatics
Medicinal use: The bark and wood were well-known as a natural way to stop severe bleeding and hemorrhaging.