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Bauhinia galpinii /Red Orchid Plant

Bauhinia galpinii  / Bauhinia galpinii
Plants grow 8 or more feet tall
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Plants grow 8 or more feet tall

Showy flowers are orange=red in color

Flowers present in warm months of summer and fall

Many flowers may be present on a plant at a given time

Typical leaf of bauhinia

Brown seed, that germinate easily, are enclosed in a pod that opens to release them.

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Scientific Name: Bauhinia galpinii
Common Name: Red Orchid Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Red
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Mades a medium to large shrub that behaves more as a climber, clambering through the trees and shrubs. However, with just a little pruning and training it can easily be trained into an attractive small tree or large garden shrub. It can be encouraged in its clambering habit to cover pergolas or other structures. It is sometime successfully grown in the l ower have of zone 8 where temperatures do not go below 25 degrees F.