Bougainvillea plant growing plant of the genus Bougainvillea also known as Buganvilla plant, Bougainvillea perennial evergreen or deciduous plant it grow as shrub, tree or climber used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or tropics climate
Leaves green sometime can be with white edge, in oval shape, the plant has thorns
Bougainvillea flower plant
Flower are small in the color white yellowish, the colored area is like petals but it is bracts it can be in the colors: white, purple,, yellow pink, light orange, red, purplish, there are a lot of hue variety between this colors
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Requirements for growing Bougainvillea plant:
Trellising, frost free area, although can survive once in a while temperature that is 0 C,
What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it's possible
Difficulties/Problems with growing:
Vicious grower, sensitive for cold, thorns
When is the best time to plant:
Spring, in cold area late spring
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Leaf miner, Moths
When is the best time to prune?
End of the autumn start of the winter
How to prune a:
Prune inner branches, Prune dead branches, renewed growth is recommended to prune all the outdoor foliage
What is the size of?
3-9 m / 10-30 ft.
Fast growing / Medium growing
Irrigation Water Management:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Prefer full sun but can grow in half shade
It is possible to grow indoor:
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot /containers:
Yes but only the small species
When does bloom?
Late spring – midsummer sometime late summer
General information about the Bougainvillea flower:
Small white yellow flowers, Cover with petal that are actually bracts the color of the bracts can be: white, purple, pink, light orange, red, purplish, there are a lot of hue variety
Bougainvillea brasiliensis - shrub with green and white leaves, bracts color can be: purple, pink, red, purplish, magenta, there is a lot of hue variety between these colors
Bougainvillea buttiana - vine, hybrid of Bougainvillea glabra and Bougainvillea peruviana, bracts color can be: magenta-rose, pink, purple
Bougainvillea glabra - shrub or climber, bracts color can be: white, purple, pink, red, purplish, there are a lot of hue variety between this colors
Bougainvillea peruviana - vine, bracts color can be: magenta-rose, purple
Bougainvillea spectabilis - shrub or vine, bracts color can be: white, purple, pink, red, purplish, magenta, orange, there are a lot of hue variety between this colors
Bougainvillea tree - tree, bracts color can be: white, purple, pink, light orange, red, purplish there are a lot of hue variety between this colors