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About Bauhinia orchid lily

The Orchid Tree grows to approximately 10m tall in warm climate, and 5-6m tall in cooler climate. It has large, fragrant, pink to purple flowers. The flowers resemble the flowers borne on orchids, which is where the common name originates from, and are absolutely stunning.

Flowers are followed by seed pods of up to 30cm long, which contain several seeds. Leaves are large and shaped like a butterfly. The Orchid Tree is n

Plant Specifications

Plant Height19 inch (48 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Purple Orchid Tree.
Maximum Reachable Height 6 to 10 feet.
Flower Colour Pink to purple.
Bloom Time Late winter to early spring.
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care

Trim off any unsightly or leggy growth after the blooms fade and, of course, prune out any dead, diseased or broken branches any time of year.

Bauhinia orchid lily care

Sunlight Full sun
Watering In summer, water your tree at least once a week, but in winter, cut back to every four to six weeks and only if it doesn t rain.
Soil Well draining, slightly acidic soil.
Temperature 25 to 40 degrees C

Bauhinia orchid lily uses

Ornamental Use:

  • It is excellent as a feature tree or in the middle of a lawn as a shade tree
  • It does very well in pots, and could be pruned into a hedge or screen

Frequently Asked Questions

When do Bauhinia flower?

Bauhinia flowers from November to March.

Can you grow Bauhinia from cuttings?

Yes, you can grow Bauhinia from cutting.

How fast does Bauhinia grow?

The Bauhinia tree has a fast growth rate, which means it is capable of adding 24 inches or more to its height in a single growing season. Because it reaches a maximum height of 20 to 40 feet, it may reach full growth in as little as 10 years.

How to plant Bauhinia seeds?

To grow plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

How to grow Bauhinia from seed?

Consider the following points to grow Bauhinia plant through seed 1. Pot size up to 7-10 upper diameter inch with drainage hole. 2. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 3. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 4. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 5. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

When to prune Bauhinia?

You can prune Bauhinia in spring or summer.

How to propagate Bauhinia tree?

You can propagate Bauhinia tree through seeds and cuttings.

How to grow Bauhinia?

Plant is grown by seeds and cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Pot size up to 7-10 upper diameter inch with drainage hole. 2. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 3. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 4. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 5. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

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