Bauhinia orchid lilies are known as purple orchid tree, or the butterfly tree. It's a fast-growing tree and grows in both warm and cool climate. It has large, fragrant, pink to purple flowers. The flowers are absolutely stunning and the leaves are shaped like a butterfly. The orchid flower is the emblem of Hong Kong.
Bauhinia orchid lilies are very easy to grow. Very little water is required to grow this tree. A good amount of sunlight is required and a good and an average fertile soil to go with it. It requires very little maintenance. The orchid lily grows up to 6 to 10 feet tall. It does very well in pots too.
A slight sprinkle of water is required till it grows to a height of 2 feet. after that, water them sparingly. During summer times water the trees once a week, cut back during the cold seasons up to once in 4 weeks or 5 weeks or so. water them once in 3 weeks if it doesn't rain.
Bauhinia grows in a well-draining and a slightly moist soil. The soil is best suited if it is slightly acidic.
The plant can be grown in a full sun. preferably, plant the tree facing the south or the south-west side of your building, by which the tree receives a slight shade during summer times.
The flowers bloom for a long period of time. The flowers start appearing first from the month of September and goes through November and is an absolutely magnificent sight to see. Later on, flowers are followed by seed pods which grow up to 25 cm long.
The bauhinia orchid lily grows up to 6 to 10 feet tall and some even reach 20 feet tall, their flowers grow up to 12 inches long. the tree grows only up to 5 to 6-foot-tall in colder regions and smaller. it grows a bit smaller when planted in pots.
Trim of any extra or unsightly growth but only after the bloom fades off but you can prune out any dead, decayed or broken branches any time of the year.
It would be an excellent shade tree in a lawn and would make a good sight seen during the flowering seasons.
It grows in an average humidity with a climatic temperature of 25 to 40 degree Celsius.