How to grow Bauhinia tomentosa

Bauhinia tomentosa grow and care – legume shrub or small tree of the genus Bauhinia also known as Yellow bell orchid tree or Yellow bauhinia, Bauhinia tomentosa perennial deciduous or evergreen plant used as ornamental plant, fixing nitrogen or as bonsai, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean, desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-11.

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

Bauhinia tomentosa flower

Flower color yellow, when the flowers grow remind drop, in the inner part in the center is black.

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How to grow Bauhinia tomentosa growing and care:

Can survive light frost, well-drained soil

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can be invasive

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just 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 / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

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:
Yellow drop shape flower, in the inner part in the center is black.

Scientific name:

Bauhinia tomentosa

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