Common name: Rain tree, Samanea Saman
Origin: Central and South America
Height at maturity: up to 25 meters
Plant type: tree
Flowering: April to September
Flower color: pink
Soil type: ordinary, well-draining
Watering: normal to dry
Use: in the garden, isolated, bonsai
Diseases and pests: resistant to diseases, spiders, greenhouse whiteflies
Storage of seeds: 3 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Ornamental and remarkable tree because of its ability to extend its crown up to 30 meters if the surrounding space allows it.
The leaves close in rainy weather and in the evening, hence the name rain tree.