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Harpullia pendula
Also known as : Black tulip
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Attributes of Tulipwood

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Perennial
Plant Type
Tree
Bloom Time
Spring
Plant Height
24 m
Spread
4.5 m to 8 m
Flower Size
1.5 cm
Flower Color
Yellow
Green
Leaf type
Evergreen
Ideal Temperature
20 - 38 ℃

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Various types of rainforest, by streams
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What is the best way to water my Tulipwood?
Your Tulipwood will not be too picky about how you choose to water it. As such, you can use just about any common watering tool to moisten this plant’s soil. Watering cans, hoses, and even cups will work just fine when it is time to water your Tulipwood. Regardless of which watering tool you use, you should typically apply the water directly to the soil. In doing so, you should ensure that you moisten all soil areas equally to give all parts of the root system the water it needs. It can help to use filtered water, as tap water can contain particles that are harmful to plants. It is also beneficial to use water that is at or slightly above room temperature, as colder or hotter water can be somewhat shocking to the Tulipwood. However, the Tulipwood usually responds well to any kind of water you give it.
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What should I do if I water my Tulipwood too much or too little?
For outdoor plants, especially newly planted plants or plant seedlings, they can be prone to lack of watering. Remember that you need to keep watering enough for a few months when the tree is small or just planted. This is because once the roots are established, Tulipwood can rely on rain most of the time. When your Tulipwood is planted in pots, overwatering is often more likely to.When you accidentally overwater your Tulipwood, you should be prepared to remedy the situation immediately. First, you should stop watering your plant right away to minimize the effect of your overwatering. After, you should consider removing your Tulipwood from its pot to inspect its roots. If you find that none of the roots have developed root rot, it may be permissible to return your plant to its container. If you do discover signs of root rot, then you should trim away any roots that have been affected. You may also want to apply a fungicide to prevent further damage. Lastly, you should repot your Tulipwood in soil that is well-draining. In the case of an underwatered Tulipwood, simply water this plant more frequently. Underwatering is often an easy fix. If you underwater, the plant's leaves will tend to droop and dry out and fall off, and the leaves will quickly return to fullness after sufficient watering. Please correct your watering frequency as soon as underwatering occurs.
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How often should I water my Tulipwood?
Most plants that grow naturally outdoors can be allowed to grow normally with rainfall. If your area lacks rainfall, consider giving your plants adequate watering every 2 weeks during the spring and fall. More frequent watering is needed in summer. In winter, when growth becomes slower and plants need less water, water more sparingly. Throughout the winter, you may not give it additional watering at all. If your Tulipwood is young or newly planted, then you should water more frequently to help it establish, and mature and grow up to have more adaptable and drought tolerant plants. For potted plants, there are two main ways that you can determine how often to water your Tulipwood. The first way is to set a predetermined watering schedule. If you choose this route, you should plan to water this plant about once every week or once every other week. However, this approach may not always work as it does not consider the unique conditions of the growing environment for your Tulipwood . Your watering frequency can also change depending on the season. For instance, a predetermined watering schedule will likely not suffice during summer when this plant's water needs are highest. An alternative route is to set your watering frequency based on soil moisture. Typically, it is best to wait until the first two to four inches of soil, usually ⅓ to ½ depth of the pots, have dried out entirely before you give more water.
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How much water does my Tulipwood need?
When it comes time to water your Tulipwood, you may be surprised to find that this plant does not always need a high volume of water. Instead, if only a few inches of soil have dried since your last watering, you can support healthy growth in the Tulipwood by giving it about five to ten ounces of water every time you water. You can also decide your water volume based on soil moisture. As mentioned above, you should note how many inches of soil have dried out between waterings. A surefire way to make sure your Tulipwood gets the moisture it needs is to supply enough water to moisten all the soil layers that became dry since the last time you watered. If more than half of the soil has become dry, you should consider giving more water than usual. In those cases, continue adding water until you see excess water draining from your pot’s drainage holes. If your Tulipwood is planted in an area that gets plenty of rain outdoors, it may not need additional watering. When the Tulipwood is young or just getting established, make sure it gets 1-2 inches of rain per week. As it continues to grow and establish, it can survive entirely on rainwater and only when the weather is hot and there is no rainfall at all for 2-3 weeks, then consider giving your Tulipwood a full watering to prevent them from suffering stress.
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How can I tell if i'm watering my Tulipwood enough?
Overwatering is a far more common problem for the Tulipwood, and there are several signs you should look for when this occurs. Generally, an overwatered Tulipwood will have yellowing leaves and may even drop some leaves. Also, overwatering can cause the overall structure of your plant to shrivel and may also promote root rot. On the other hand, an underwatered Tulipwood will also begin to wilt. It may also display leaves that are brown or brittle to the touch. Whether you see signs of overwatering or underwatering, you should be prepared to intervene and restore the health of your Tulipwood.
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How can I water my Tulipwood at different growth stages?
When the Tulipwood is very young, such as when it is in a seedling stage, you will need to give it more water than you would if it were at a mature age. During the early stages of this plant’s life, it is important to keep the soil consistently moist to encourage root development. The same is true for any Tulipwood that you have transplanted to a new growing location. Also, the Tulipwood can develop showy flowers and fruits when you give them the correct care. If your Tulipwood is in a flowering or fruiting phase, you will likely need to give a bit more water than you usually would to support these plant structures.
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How can I water my Tulipwood through the seasons?
The seasonal changes will affect how often you water your Tulipwood. Mainly, during the hottest summer months, you will likely need to increase how much you water this plant, especially if it grows in an area that receives ample sunlight. Strong summer sunlight can cause soil to dry out much faster than usual, meaning that you’ll need to water more frequently. By contrast, your Tulipwood will need much less water during the winter, as it will not be in an active growing phase. During winter, you can get by with watering once every 2 to 3 weeks or sometimes not at all. For those growing this plant indoors, you should be somewhat wary of appliances such as air conditioners, which can cause your plant to dry out more quickly, which also calls for more frequent watering.
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What's the difference between watering my Tulipwood indoors vs outdoors?
In some cases, your Tulipwood may not need any supplemental watering when it grows outside and will survive on rainwater alone. However, if you live in an area of little to no rain, you should water this plant about every two weeks. If you belong to the group of people who live out of this plant's natural hardiness zone, you should grow it indoors. In an indoor setting, you should monitor your plant's soil as it can dry out more quickly when it is in a container or when it is exposed to HVAC units such as air conditioners. Those drying factors will lead you to water this plant a bit more often than if you grew it outdoors.
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20-30 feet
The prime time to relocate tulipwood spans from the thaw of early spring until the warm embrace of late spring, harnessing vigorous growth post-settlement. Opt for a sun-kissed spot with well-drained soil; gentle handling of the roots will ease the transition.
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0 - 43 ℃
Tulipwood is native to temperatures broadly ranging from 68 to 100 °F (20 to 38 ℃). Derived from subtropical environments, it thrives best in this warm climate. Seasonal adjustments may need to be considered to replicate these conditions.
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Winter
This evergreen, often cultivated for its attractive foliage and bird-attracting fruits, thrives with correct pruning. For tulipwood, prune in winter to maintain shape and encourage dense growth. Remove dead or crossing branches and thin out the canopy to improve air circulation. Thinning cuts are preferred over topping, as they preserve the plant's natural form. Regular pruning also prevents the potential mess from its fruit and promotes healthier, more vigorous growth.
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Flower Size
1.5 cm
Flower Color
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Leaf type
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Ideal Temperature
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Just like people, each plant has its own preferences. Learn about your plants' temperature needs and create a comforting environment for them to flourish. As you care for your plants, your bond with them will deepen. Trust your intuition as you learn about their temperature needs, celebrating the journey you share. Lovingly monitor the temperature around your plants and adjust their environment as needed. A thermometer can be your ally in this heartfelt endeavor. Be patient and gentle with yourself as you explore your plants' temperature needs. Cherish your successes, learn from challenges, and nurture your garden with love, creating a haven that reflects the warmth of your care.
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Tulipwood is native to temperatures broadly ranging from 68 to 100 °F (20 to 38 ℃). Derived from subtropical environments, it thrives best in this warm climate. Seasonal adjustments may need to be considered to replicate these conditions.
Regional wintering strategies
Tulipwood is extremely heat-loving, and any cold temperatures can cause harm to it. In the autumn, it is recommended to bring outdoor-grown Tulipwood indoors and place it near a bright window, but it should be kept at a certain distance from heaters. Maintaining temperatures above {Suitable_growth_temperature_min} during winter is beneficial for plant growth. Any temperatures approaching {Tolerable_growing_temperature_min} are detrimental to the plant.
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Symptoms of Low Temperature in Tulipwood
Tulipwood prefers warm temperatures and is not tolerant of low temperatures. It thrives best when the temperature is above {Suitable_growth_temperature_min}. During winter, it should be kept above {Tolerable_growing_temperature_min}. When the temperature falls below {Limit_growth_temperature}, the leaves may lighten in color. After frost damage, the color gradually turns brown or black, and symptoms such as wilting and drooping may occur.
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Trim off the frost-damaged parts. Immediately move indoors to a warm environment for cold protection. Choose a spot near a south-facing window to place the plant, ensuring ample sunlight. Additionally, avoid placing the plant near heaters or air conditioning vents to prevent excessive dryness in the air.
Symptoms of High Temperature in Tulipwood
During summer, Tulipwood should be kept below {Suitable_growth_temperature_max}. When the temperature exceeds {Tolerable_growing_temperature_max}, the color of the leaves becomes lighter, and the plant becomes more susceptible to sunburn.
Solutions
Trim away the sunburned and dried-up parts. Move the plant to a location that provides shade from the midday and afternoon sun. Water the plant in the morning and evening to keep the soil moist.
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