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Bauhinia bidentata, Phanera bidentata, Orange Bauhinia, Orange Orchid Vine

Bauhinia bidentata, Phanera bidentata

Orange Bauhinia, Orange Orchid Vine
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Thailand
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Bauhinia bidentata, native to Thailand, is a vigorous woody vine, or creeper, with attractive bright orange flowers and large heart-shaped foliage. The yellow, orange and crimson blossoms of this plant attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Due to its tropical origins, Bauhinia bidentata thrives in full sun and semi-shade, although young plants should be protected during cold spells. Restrict moderate watering during winter and late autumn. This plant requires moist, well-drained soils.

In warmer climates, Bauhinia bidentata can be grown in the garden. In USDA Zone 10-11 it can reach 30-50 ft high. In colder climates, you can grow Orange Bauhinia in a pot, using a rich, fast-draining planting mix. It is important to keep the container in an area that provides shelter from strong winds, and also to make sure that planting mix is kept moist but not saturated.

Overall, Bauhinia bidentata is an excellent vine to bring a tropical feel to any outdoor space. It is a low maintenance plant with unique orange-colored blooms that you can enjoy all year-round.

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