Bauhinia Purpurea purple. 10+ Seeds.

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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.
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