Bauhinia Purpurea - Kachnar

Weight:- 1500 g

Butterfly Tree

Family

Fabaceae

Origin

Southeast Asia

Description

Bauhinia Purpurea is also known as The Purple Orchid Tree. It is an exotic tropical tree that blooms over a long period of time. The beautiful & fragrant, classic, Orchid-like flowers of Bauhinia Purpurea makes this small tree, a favorite of many plant lovers. In fall, before the leaves drop, Orchid-Tree is festooned with many showy and delightfully fragrant, five-inch-wide blossoms, the narrow purple, pink, and lavender 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.

Environment

Bauhinia Purpurea can survive in full sun to partial shade. The plant prefers fertile, well drained but moisture retentive soil and moderate watering.

Landscape Uses

It is used as gardening commonly but they can serve for medicinal purposes also.