How to grow Bauhinia galpinii

Bauhinia galpinii growing legume shrub or small tree of the genus Bauhinia also known as Orchid tree or Red bauhinia, Bauhinia galpinii perennial deciduous or evergreen plant used as ornamental plant, fixing nitrogen or as bonsai, can grow in subtropical, tropic, mediterranean, desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape the leaves grow in pairs and create like heart shape.

Bauhinia galpinii flower

Flower color red, five petals in spoon shape the edge of the spoon is wavy and can be a bit curly.

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How to grow Bauhinia galpinii growing and care:

Can survive light frost, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can be invasive

Planting season:
Winter / Spring

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, mites

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead stem, mostly for design

Size of the plant?
5-12 feet, 1.4-4 m

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade (bloom better in fool sun)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Red flowers with five petals, the petal in spoon shape, edge of the soon is wavy and can be a bit curly.

Scientific name:

Bauhinia galpinii

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