Drought Tolerant and Beautiful: Anacacho Orchid

anacacho orchid (Bauhinia lunarioides)

Do you have a list of favorite plants?  I do.  Mine is made up of about 12 plants, and they change from time to time.

One of my recent additions to my favorites list is anacacho orchid (Bauhinia lunarioides).

anacacho orchid (Bauhinia lunarioides)

This lovely plant can be trained as a small tree or a large shrub.

anacacho orchid (Bauhinia lunarioides)

Fragrant white flowers appear in spring, and the foliage adds beauty throughout the year.

anacacho orchid (Bauhinia lunarioides)

While I don’t have this plant in my landscape, yet – I have been using it in a few of my latest designs.

If you would like to learn more about this beautiful plant, I invite you to read my latest plant profile for Houzz.


How about you?  Have you ever seen or grown an anacacho orchid?

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Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."
3 replies
  1. FlowerLady Lorraine
    FlowerLady Lorraine says:

    Hi Noelle ~ I've not seen your particular orchid tree, but do have Bauhinia acuminata that I grew from seed, growing in a large terra cotta pot. I love it and the scent is so sweet and flowers really pretty.

    Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

  2. sandy
    sandy says:

    what a beautiful bush. I don't think I've seen one. I have many favorites but this time of year I love it when the dogwoods are blooming, the daffodils, tulips and lilac trees. I also love succulants and the blooming cactuses.

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