Firmiana colorata Also known as Sterculia colorata. A native of India and SE Asia. In the wild in most forests this can grow into a tree, but in dry regions it grows as a fat base caudiciform. The caudex is woody and irregularly shaped. It produces relatively large maple like leaves with long pointed lobes. The new growth is a beautiful bronze color when young but matures to green when fully expanded. The caudex will continue to enlarge and will likely produce additional branches over time. The flowers are bright orange. When it goes dormant keep dry over the winter then water again when it warms up in the spring. Should be able to take full sun, but watch for sunburn until it is acclimated to your situation. During the growing season water regularly. Protect plant from temperatures below 50F.
You will receive the plant shown in the images. Plant shown in a 6.5" diameter pot. Caudex is 3.5" diameter.
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