25 Gallon
Hong Kong Orchid
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Hong Kong Orchid

Latin Name:

BAUHINIA

Plant Type:     

Tree

Description:

Potentially a large tree. The flowers form in clusters and are open in appearance, usually pink but may be pure white or white with one petal spotted red.

Origin:

Myanmar

Environment:

Suitable only for a greenhouse

Foliage:

No

Flowering:

Yes

Season:

DG

Fragrant:

No

Growing Ease:

Requires a little extra care

Temperature:

60-85°F, 16-29°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in full sunlight coming from the South/East/West

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime. Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Keep the soil evenly moist and if you use rainwater, be careful as it could be acidic. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed once a year in the spring using a water soluble fertilizer.

Plant Pests:

Prone to none Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Gardening Tips & Care:

A sunny location is a must for this plant. Prune after flowering to maintain shape and size.

Is Genus:

Yes

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