Tropical plants / Pink Bauhinia (Bauhinia monandra)

Pink Bauhinia (Bauhinia monandra)
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The pale pink flowers gave one yellow petal full of red-purple spots. A tropical plant from Madagascar with leaves in the shape of a butterfly.

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2 days

€ 3,50
Price per 5 seeds


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Common name:
Pink Bauhinia


This little-known orchid tree produces remarkable, pale pink flowers which have a single yellow petal full of red-purple spots. It’s a tropical brush that is native to Madagascar. However, scientists assumed for a long time that the species originated from Birma. In a temperate climate, the plant can be kept as a houseplant in a sunny spot. In addition, the leaves are extraordinary pretty in the shape of a hoof print or butterfly. During dry periods, the plant loses its leaves. In the tropics, it’s an invasive species that already has caused a lot of problems in Australia. That’s why you can’t cultivate this species in tropical regions.
Germination instructions:
First soak seeds for 24 hours in water. Sow them in sowing mix at a temperature of 20-25 degC. Keep soil constantly moist.

Sowing time:
All year round

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Richard - 26-09-2020 09:55

de eerste 3 van de 4 gezaaide komen al na 8 dagen boven bij 25 graden, in zandgrond. Ben benieuwd naar de ontwikkeling

Anneke - 25-04-2020 19:20

Drie van de 5 zaden zijn uitgekomen. De plantjes zijn nog klein (maar ze zijn ook nog jong). Ze hebben mooie bladeren.

Spruit - 20-03-2020 12:21

Alle zaden zijn snel ontkiemd en de deden het allemaal ook goed in de grond. 1 heb ik er gehouden die nu al meer dan een meter langs is (ongeveer 10 maanden oud).

Ann Peeters - 04-06-2019 00:49

1 zaadje is ontkiemd na enkele weken en doet het goed, de rest nog niet, weet niet of deze nog gaan uitkomen

Saloua - 12-02-2018 22:46

Planten doen het super!
Ben zo benieuwd naar de bloemetjes die gaan komen.

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