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, mediterranean, desert climate.
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.
Requirements for 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
When is the best time to plant?
Winter / Spring
Pests and diseases:
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Dead stem, mostly for design
Size of the plant?
5-12 ft, 1.4-4 m
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
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 as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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.