Bauhinia monandra or Pink Orchid tree has it's origin in Madagascar. It grows to a deciduous shrub or small tree not exceeding 20' in height.
The characteristic of Bauhinia are twin lobed leaves that give it a definite tropical look. The species name 'monandra' refers to the fact that it has only one stamen.
Bauhinias should be fertilized at least once a year. Although not generally necessary, they can be pruned after flowering.
Blooms in winter to early spring. The blossom is spectacular, the tree is covered of flowers looking like orchids. The flowers ares followed by pods maturing in the fall.
May be grown indoors with warmth and bright light and kept pruned to a small size.
Hardy Zone 9b-12
Prefers full sun and warmth. Pre-soak the seeds by soaking overnight in hot water. Plant at a depth of 1 1/2 inches using a SOIL MIXTURE to which you may add 15% coarse sand. Keep lightly moist and fertilize lightly with each watering