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Bauhinia - "Orchid Tree"

Bauhinia (Bauhinia) belongs to the legume family (Fabaceae), it got its name for the Swiss botanists (brothers Bauhin).Beautiful flowers were the cause of the national name "orchid trees."

Bauhinia - "Orchid Tree"

Bauhinia plant can be used in indoor horticulture (certain types).


plant species include both deciduous trees and shrubs (there are even instances of curly) .Listya bilobate, dark green color, are false prostymi.Tsvetki going into simple brush, usually white or red.


Bauhinia prefers direct sunlight, although it can grow and diffuse light, and in the penumbra.But with a lack of light the plant gets a spreading or weeping shape, flowering occurs in smaller amounts.

recommended to keep the temperature from +20 to +25 degrees Celsius, but can withstand extreme temperatures and.

To maintain optimum humidity (60-70%) Bauhinia desirable to regularly sprayed with water.

Bauhinia - "Orchid Tree"


summer the plant requires a lot of water (especially in the case of southern exposure).It is better to make a rar

e watering, but plentiful.Make sure that the surface soil dries out between waterings few.

winter, watering is limited, providing an opportunity to plunge into the Bauhinia rest period.

Pruning takes place annually in the spring.


In early spring nitrogen fertilizer is added (for the formation of shoots and leaf mass).In the period from May to July it is recommended to add potassium-phosphorus fertilizer with trace elements.In August cease any fertilizer.

large plants must be added to concrete block into the ground, creating a drainage and water and increasing ventilation.


Bauhinia, in large part, reproduces generative (seeds).For this scarifying seeds are soaked for several hours (the water must be warm), and then planted in loose ground.Seedlings with proper care in a year can reach meters in height.

Bauhinia - "Orchid Tree"

also possible breeding vegetatively (by cuttings and air layering), but due to the complexity of the process is not commonly used in the home.

transplant Transplant carried out annually in the spring (in a pot larger).If it is impossible to perform a transplant gets to cut the root ball, and the vacated space is filled with earth (or ground).

Diseases and pests

most often harms Jose scale.In rare cases (in the spring, when there is little other food) annoys spider mite and whitefly.

See also:

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  • laurel tree (Laurus) at home
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