Tropicals forum: Bauhinia Yunnanensis Question

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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Aug 8, 2015 12:04 PM CST
I received some bauhinia yunnanensis seeds and I was wondering how cold hardy they are? I live in zone 8a and we can have temperatures in the teens during bad Winters.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 8, 2015 1:15 PM CST
It says it is hardy to zone 7B
Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
Aug 8, 2015 1:41 PM CST
Ok that's great Thumbs up . I was confused because I kept seeing hardiness zone 9 or 8b. I'll have to overwinter it indoors because I don't think it will have enough time to get established? Thanks again Hetty. Smiling
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Aug 25, 2015 8:45 PM CST
TexasPlumeria87 said: I'll have to overwinter it indoors because I don't think it will have enough time to get established? Smiling


I have 4 different types that I grew from seed last year including Yunnansis that I overwintered under lights last year in my basement. They did more or less okay. Smiling Am growing them for bonsai as my Zone is out of the question. Would love to see them bloom on a 12 " plant. hehe

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Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
Aug 26, 2015 6:28 AM CST
I may have more issues since I don't have any grow lights? Hopefully they'll survive until next Spring? Mine has been a pretty slow grower.
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DavidLMO
Aug 26, 2015 7:42 PM CST
Uhhh TexasPlumeria87. I just noticed you get into teens? I don't think that any Bauhinia can handle that. I may be wrong of course.

Bauhinia are fairly slow growers when young. You might try a Southern exposure window.

Being fairly new here, what do you do with your Plumeria in Winter?

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Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
Aug 27, 2015 5:02 AM CST
I'll probably just overwinter it in the house every winter and place it outside during Spring and Summer? I have it outside right now but I'll be sure to place it in front of a south facing window once I bring it outdoors. I cut the leaves off of my plumerias and place them in a dark room. I give them water two or three times the entire winter and mist them to deter spidermites.
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DavidLMO
Sep 15, 2015 9:28 PM CST
Sorry I missed the plumeria reply. Thanks. I only have one to deal with. Smiling I have though ordered a bunch of seed and will start in my basement in January.

I started another Bauhinia (Monandra) from seed this year. It and those I started last year have been outside in full sun since Mothers Day. Since I am growing them for Bonsai, I have kept them all in very small containers and they will stay that way.

Good luck. Bauhinia are beautiful. Wish I were in a zone where they could be planted in the ground.
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Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
Sep 16, 2015 5:17 AM CST
You're welcome David. My plumerias are the easiest plants to overwinter, though they wake up a little early in my heated house. I'm probably going to have issues down the road when they get much larger. Bauhinias are definitely pretty and the leaves are so unique. I used to have a white bauhinia that I started from seed but spider mites killed it. I definitely wish I lived in a warmer climate so I could plant mine in the ground.
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DavidLMO
May 17, 2016 11:52 AM CST
Update. I started these from seed in March 2014. They have spent the summers outdoors and in my basement under lights in winter this year (winter 14/15 I kept them in a back bedroom in a West window).

Took them outdoors a while back and they are now starting to vine! How cool. They did not vine last year.

Since they can easily vine to 12 + feet, now I have to figure out how to deal with that aspect!

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TexasPlumeria87
May 17, 2016 3:13 PM CST
Wow that's great David! My seedlings died over winter so I had to start more seeds. They're doing well but still small. Hopefully you'll see some blooms soon?
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DavidLMO
May 19, 2016 8:34 PM CST
I have like 10 or 11 plants now of 4 or so varieties. Some of them I have kept small for bonsai. I may let one of these go for it though. nodding
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TexasPlumeria87
May 20, 2016 5:20 AM CST
Wow I didn't know there were more varieties? I hope you'll post pictures of the bonsai ones? Thumbs up
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 20, 2016 11:30 AM CST
I started several Orchid Trees from seed. I gave all but 4 away. Having no place in my yard (why?!) I planted them in the forest hoping they will grow up tall so I can see them flower over the fence. 2 took, one is struggling, and one died. It doesn't get full sun in the understory of the forest but enough to keep it growing. I go back there and cut away the vines that want to grow on on. I feed it. Water it. But it is still just 3 feet tall.
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
May 20, 2016 4:09 PM CST
Cheryl how long ago did you plant them? I wonder if it's focusing on developing a strong root system?
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 20, 2016 6:51 PM CST
Oh, Gosh. I think they were overgrowing their pot when I put them into the ground. Some of the pots rooted themselves into the soil below them. Maybe started them 2 years ago??
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Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
May 20, 2016 7:08 PM CST
I wonder if their growth was stunted because of the crowded roots? Maybe next year it will put out a ton of growth? I've never had much experience with orchid trees outside of growing a white flowered variety from seed. It died when I tried to overwinter it indoors. Thumbs down
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DavidLMO
May 21, 2016 10:56 PM CST
I grew all mine from seed. Either 3 or 4 or 5 varieties. Need to check. Smiling Most were started 2 years ago but I added monandra ? last year. I winter them all in my basement grow area and reduce watering a bit. Two years so far. I did lose a lot 2 years ago after potting up, but heck - I had like 24 plants.
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Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
May 22, 2016 7:33 AM CST
It's a good thing you had a lot of plants to make up for the ones you lost.

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