Hong Kong Orchid Tree
Bauhinia blakeana is also known as Rakta Kanchan Kachnar. It is an exotic tropical tree that blooms over a long period of time. The beautiful & fragrant, classic, Orchid-like flowers of Bauhinia. In fall, before the leaves drop, Orchid-Tree is festooned with many showy and delightfully fragrant, five-inch-wide blossoms, the narrow deep purple petals arranged to closely resemble an orchid. These flowers appear on the trees from September through November and are a beautiful sight to see, creating a vivid splash of color in the autumn landscape. Curiously, the flower colors vary quite a lot.
Bauhinia blakeana can survive in full sun to partial shade. The plant prefers fertile, well drained but moisture retentive soil and moderate watering.
It is used as gardening commonly but they can serve for medicinal purposes also.