How to grow Orchid tree

Orchid tree growing legume tree of the genus Bauhinia also known as Phanera variegate or Bauhinia variegata, Orchid tree perennial deciduous used as fragrant, ornamental plant also can use as bonsai, can grow in subtropics, tropics or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves color green in a shape of two oval leaves that connected together.

Orchid tree flower

Flower fragrant color purple or white with five petals the size 5-10 cm, the flowers attracts pollinators like hummingbirds and sunbirds.

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How to grow Orchid tree growing and care:

Well drain soil

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
For design

Size of the plant?
5-10 m, 15-30 feet

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:
Winter / Spring

General information about the flower
White or purple with five petals the size 5-10 cm

Scientific name:

Bauhinia variegata

Blooming Seasons

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Ornamental parts

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Watering plants

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