A very hardy species which commonly becomes leafless during the dry season in its natural habitat. It is adaptable and will grow successfully in both coastal and inland districts of the tropics and subtropics. It is actually doing quite well here at Mount Annan where we’ve planted it in a sunny, well-drained and frost-free position. Although this species doesn’t flower prolifically, the large showy flowers with their pale petals and long red stamens attract attention. Interestingly the genus was named after the Bauhin brothers as the two lobes of the leaf were thought to exemplify the two brothers.
Not commercially available.