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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Requirements for 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:
Winter, spring, summer
Pests and diseases:
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
5-10 m, 15-30 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
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 as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Winter / Spring
General information about the flower
White or purple with five petals the size 5-10 cm