Orchid tree

A tropical tree, with orchid-like flowers.
Common name : Orchid tree
Scientific name : Bauhinia spp.
Family : Fabaceae
Category : Trees
Type of plant : Perennial
Cold-sensitive
Cold-sensitive
Sun loving
Sun loving
Minimal water
Minimal water
Full description for Bauhinia not yet available.

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance Low
Zone USDA 11a
Height 150 - 500
pH 6 - 8

Plant my orchid tree

Plant between October and the end of March but not during frost periods. Check that the desired location meets the requirements described in the description, and avoid working in soggy soil. Dig a hole two to three times as wide as the root ball of your tree. Handle the root ball carefully to keep it intact while you place it in the hole. Put your shrub to the correct height, adding a stake, and replace the soil, respecting the order of the layers of possible - bottom layer to top. Tamp regularly. After planting, pour two watering cans at the bottom, then place a good layer of mulch.

Water my orchid tree

Water often in the first weeks. Water potted plants at least once a week, as soon as the top soil dries. Ultimately, if it does not rain for a month, consider watering.

Unprop my orchid tree

Your tree should be well rooted after two years, so remove the stake now that it is not needed anymore.

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