Bauhinia galpinii – Red Orchid Tree – African Plume (4″ pot)

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This plant in the Hong Kong Orchid family can be a vine, small tree, or shrub. It produces a spectacular display of bright orange red flowers during the warmer months of the year. This is a tropical plant.

Ships in 4″ pot, does not come with flowers.

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Description

FAMILY : Fabaceae
ORIGIN : South Africa
TYPE/USES :
Vine, shrub or small tree
MATURE SIZE :
Scandent shrub 10′ (wider than taller)
GROWTH RATE :
Average
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : Full/partial sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS : A
verage
MIN. TEMP. :
Low 30’s for short periods
FLOWER :
Warmer months of the year

One of the Orchid Tree species with brick red, orchid like flowers and notched leaves shaped like hooves.
B. galpinii if let alone grows like scandent shrub forming round mounds but it can be shaped in different ways to your liking. I have seen plants trimmed as small tree with a very oriental look, plants growing over fences, plants on trellises. Trimming should be done when the plants are waking up at the beginning of spring.

Quick Facts:
-requires little maintenance once established
-attracts butterflies
-it can lose most of its leaves during the winter

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 36 in
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