05 December 2010


Ever since I first laid eyes on this brilliant climber (synonym: Bauhinia punctata, Perlebia glapinii; common names: Pride of the Cape, Red Orchid Tree, Nasturtium Bauhinia; Family: Fabaceae) at Pioneer's Landscape Nursery, I was totally in awe of this fantastic plant. And when I saw it in Australia, nothing beats the feeling of amazement.

So anyway, here are the brick red flowers in two shades although they are from the same plant. One shortcoming is that the plant suffers from nutrient deficiency in Magnesium, as evident by the interveinal chlorosis on its older leaves. I guess nothing is perfect.

Some links on the plant are provided below for reference: