Katmauli, Bidi Leaf Tree, Apta - Plant
Common name: Bidi Leaf Tree
Bloom time: February-May.
Height: 0.5 to 3ft.
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Bidi Leaf Tree is a small crooked tree with drooping branches, growing up to 3-5 m tall. Leaves are typical Bauhinia like, shaped like cow s hooves. They are broader than long, 2-5 X 3-6 cm. The leaves are used for making bidis. Small flowers are borne in loose racemes, 5-10 cm long. Flowers are about 1 cm, greenish white. Petal are 5, narrow lancelike, stamens
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 25.6 °C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Almost anything can be used as a container for plants, so what type of pot you choose depends upon your style preference and budget.
- If you prefer lightweight containers, which are easy to move around and can weather winter temperatures, look for resin, fiberglass, and plastic.
- Bonus: These materials are not porous, so they absorb less moisture than unglazed clay or wood―leaving more for the plant.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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