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Orchid Tree Bauhinia variegata 20 Seeds USA Company

Orchid Tree Bauhinia variegata 20 Seeds USA Company

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Bauhinia variegata, commonly known as the orchid tree, camel's foot tree, or mountain ebony, is a species of flowering tree in the Fabaceae family. Here's a description of this beautiful plant:

Size and Growth Habit: Bauhinia variegata is a medium-sized to large deciduous tree that can reach heights of 20 to 40 feet (6 to 12 meters) tall. It has a spreading canopy with a rounded or umbrella-like shape, making it an attractive ornamental tree in landscapes.

Leaves: One of the most distinctive features of Bauhinia variegata is its unusual leaves, which are deeply lobed and bilobed, resembling the shape of a camel's foot. Each leaf is divided into two distinct lobes, giving the appearance of two leaves fused together at the base. The leaves are typically dark green and glossy.

Flowers: Bauhinia variegata produces large, showy flowers that resemble orchids, hence the common name "orchid tree." The flowers are usually pink, purple, or white, with five petals arranged in a butterfly-like shape. They bloom in clusters from late winter to early spring, creating a stunning display of color.

Fruits: After flowering, Bauhinia variegata produces long, narrow pods that contain seeds. These pods are initially green and turn brown as they mature. While not particularly ornamental, the pods add visual interest to the tree.

Habitat and Distribution: Bauhinia variegata is native to South Asia, including countries such as India, Nepal, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. It is often found growing in tropical and subtropical regions, where it thrives in a variety of soil types and climate conditions.

Cultivation and Landscape Use: Due to its attractive foliage and spectacular flowers, Bauhinia variegata is commonly cultivated as an ornamental tree in gardens, parks, and along streets in warm climates. It is tolerant of heat, drought, and pollution, making it well-suited for urban environments. Additionally, it can be grown in large containers as a patio or specimen plant.

Growing Instructions

  1. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Put the mixture in a pot with drainage holes in the base.
  2. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet.
  3. Put the seeds on the soil.
  4. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil.
  5. Water the seeds.
  6. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade.
  7. Water them regularly so that the soil does not dry out.
  8. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.


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