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What type of fertilizer does my Orchid tree need?

Orchid tree
Bauhinia variegata
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While it is often alright to use a general-purpose fertilizer that has even ratios of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, Orchid tree plants often do best when they receive a specific type of fertilizer. In most instances, the most important nutrients for a Orchid tree are nitrogen and phosphorus, which is why they should appear in higher volumes in the fertilizer you use compared to the potassium content.
A fertilizer that has an N-P-K ratio of 10-10-8 or something similar should work well. However, it can also be beneficial to apply an organic material such as compost for at least one of your annual feedings. If you choose to use fertilizer, it is most common to use granular fertilizer for a Orchid tree.
Orchid tree (Bauhinia variegata)
Orchid tree
A species of Orchid trees, Also known as Purple Orchid Tree, Butterfly Ash, Orchidtree, Variegated Orchid Tree, White Variegated Orchid Tree, Camel's foot tree, White bauhinia
Botanical name: Bauhinia variegata
Genus: Orchid trees
Description
Orchid tree (Bauhinia variegata) is a partially deciduous shrub-like tree that can grow from 6 to 8 m tall. Large fragrant flowers resembling orchids blossom from winter to spring. The colors of the flowers range from orchid purple to light pink all in the same blossom. A fast-growing tree that blooms best in full sun makes a spectacular street tree when grown in warm climates.
Garden Use
Orchid tree is a showy plant prized for its attractive, orchid-like blooms. An easy to care for, moderate to fast-growing shrub or tree, this plant is widely grown as a border shrub, ornamental patio tree, and landscape or shade tree. The beautiful flowers of this plant, which usually come in shades of red, pink, yellow, orange, or purple, attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees.
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