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Flamboyant Tree Blossom

Observe how the whole of Mauritius dresses in red as the Flamboyant Tree starts to blossom

Flamboyant Tree Blossom in Mauritius 2019 - Best Time
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© Maria Makush

From November till January, the northern and coastal parts of Mauritius drastically change due to the blossoming of the beautiful Flamboyant Tree. It has large flowers with four spreading petals which are coloured mostly in red or sometimes white, depending on the species.

Flamboyant Tree Blossom in Mauritius - Best Season 2020

There’s even a popular belief that a small Flamboyant Tree was growing nearby the cross on which Jesus was crucified and his blood was shed over the flowers giving them this unique deep red colour.