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Pride Of De Kaap

Bauhinia galpinii

Also known as

African Plume, Nasturtium Bauhinia, Red Bauhinia, Red Butterfly Tree

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H5-H1c

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

4m

2m

Min

3m

1 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Pride Of De Kaap Overview

An evergreen medium to large shrub that acts like a climber, with brick-red (or salmon-pink) orchid-like flowers. Is found naturally in the Bushveld region of South Africa. A colourful garden shrub that attracts butterflies and other insects. Needs to be pruned in autumn to keep in shape.

Common problems with Pride Of De Kaap

Generally problem free

Pride Of De Kaap Companion Plants

How to harvest Pride Of De Kaap

Generally not harvested

How to propagate Pride Of De Kaap

Seed

Seeds germinate easily, best sown in spring. Soaking in warm water overnight will speed up germination. Seedlings grow quickly and should be transferred into individual pots while still young.

Special features of Pride Of De Kaap

Attracts useful insects

Certain butterfly larvae, that will eat the leaves and later pupate into beautifully coloured butterflies, favour this species.

Drought resistant

Fairly drought resistant in winter and needs to be well watered in summer.

Hedge plant

It is easy and fast growing and can be used as a hedge or screen.

Attracts butterflies

Wind break

Other uses of Pride Of De Kaap

Grown for their flowers.

Ornamental

A colourful garden shrub that attracts butterflies and other insects.

Other uses

Summer Flowering Shrubs

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