Common name: Pink Orchid Tree
Species: Bauhinia monandra
Hardiness Zones: 10-11
coats may be so hard that they are impermeable to water. They need to be
scratched or broken using a knife or sandpaper, to germinate. Chip the seeds
with a sharp knife or make a few swipes with a sharp edge file or use sandpaper
to allow moisture being more readily absorbed.
Bauhinia is easily propagated from seed. First, you can
scarify the seeds, but this is not a must. Sow the seeds 1-2 cm deep in sandy
well drained potting soil, placed in a warm position and kept moist, not
soaking wet. Germination should occur within 3-4 weeks, but it can take longer,
don’t give up. The process can be speeded up by soaking the seed overnight in
Bauhinia monandra, the Pink Orchid Tree or also called the
Butterfly Flower, is a tropical shrub or small tree growing up to a height of
20 feet with a spreading habit. It may be grown indoors with warmth and bright
light and kept pruned to a small size. It is fast growing. A native of Burma
and naturalized in tropical America. Small, rounded-crowned tree with smooth
gray bark. Leaves are 4 to 6 inches across and cleft almost to the middle,
giving the leaf the shape of a hoof print. Their characteristic twin lobed
leaves give them a definite tropical look. This very rare variety develops pink
orchid-like flowers with red blotches or dots, the uppermost one splotched with
deeper red, yellow, or yellow-margined. The petals are spreading, each about
2.5 – 4 cm long. Blooms in Winter to early Spring. The flowers are followed by
pods maturing in the Fall. Seeds are in pea-like pods, which may be 6 inches to
1 foot long. Hardiness Zones 10-11, (1°C/35°F,5°C/40°F) in Winter. Grow in full
sun to light shade. Water moderately. Bauhinias should be fertilized at least once
a year. Use sandy well drained potting soil.
All seeds will come in a resalable
plastic zip lock bag wrapped in a protectant, so the seeds are not damaged by
shipping machines. All seed packets contain no fillers or other weeds or seeds
mixed in. Most have been harvested by hand & all test at a high germination
All seed counts should be considered estimates as the seeds is
packaged by hand, there is 2-3 more or less in a bag. We do our best to
ensure accuracy and will often add extra seeds. However, all estimates are
Seeds will ship without tracking numbers. Items
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via USPS. Shipping usually takes anywhere from 3-5 days.
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All seeds have been test sown to ensure germination.
Please familiarize yourself with growing conditions and instructions for your
seeds before you plant them, as all seeds are different. Basic growing
instructions can be found under each listing.
We Cannot Guarantee how much you will be able
to grow, as too many variables come into play, soil condition, your ability to
garden, weather etc. I guarantee that they arrive as described and are in good
viable condition and the germination rates are accurate.