Bauhinia purpurea purple, the Purple Orchid Tree, is a tropical shrub or small tree with a spreading habit and fast growing. It may be grown indoors with warmth and bright light and kept pruned to a small size. This beautiful variety festooned with many showy and delightfully fragrant, wide blossoms with the narrow purple, pink, and lavender petals arranged to closely resemble an orchid. Their characteristic twin lobed leaves give them a definite tropical look. Pruning is necessary to keep the structure of the plant strong. Use sandy well drained potting soil. Grow in full sun and procure average water. This plant is known to resist average periods of drought or cold. It is easy to cultivate and requires little attention once established. The spectacular flower display makes orchid-tree a favorite for specimen plantings. Germination: Please use for sowing Jiffy 7 Peat Pellets, soak them in water and put in a plastic pot. Alternatively, normal seed substrate could be used as well. OR Sow the seeds on the peat pellets and cover the seeds with a thin layer of peat (about 2 mm). Then put the plastic pot in a ziplock bag - with a pot size of 6 cm, a ziplock bag of size 12 x 17 cm is recommended. Fill in the ziplock bag as much tap water with a few drops of universal fertilizer, so that after the absorption of the substrate a few mm of water remain on the bottom. Then close the ziplock bag. More watering is not required because no moisture evaporates through the ziplock bag. Keep this ziplock on the windowsill or in a small greenhouse in partial shade, daytime temperatures at about 75-83 F, somewhat lower at night at 68-75 F. The resulting micro-climate provides ideal conditions for germination. Happy Gardening! Please browse my other listings to find more items you may love.I will always try to make you happy! Please leave a 5 star and good feedback. If you have problems with this item, I request that you contact me immediately BEFORE you give a neutral or negative feedback, so that I can satisfactorily address your concerns and I will try to satisfy you the best I can. It is impossible to address issues if we do not know about them! If you are not 100% satisfied with this item you can always return it to me until 7 days! I accept returns for refund within 7days from the item's reception date. Item must be in original condition that it was sent. Refund will be for the item sale price only. I retain the right to refuse any refund if I feel the return policy is being abused.Please check your country’s IMPORT laws before bid or buy. We are not responsible for any returned items. If you are satisfied with my product please leave positive feed back. Thank you.