How to grow Bougainvillea brasiliensis

Bougainvillea brasiliensis growing shrub‎ of the genus Bougainvillea also known as Bougainvillea raspberry Ice, Bougainvillea brasiliensis is perennial evergreen used as ornamental thorny plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves color green with white in the edge in oval shape.

Bougainvillea brasiliensis flower

Flowers are small the color white yellowish, the colored area is like petals but it is bracts it can be in the colors: purple, pink, red, purplish, magenta, there is a lot of hue variety between these colors

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How to grow Bougainvillea brasiliensis growing and care:

Frost free area although can survive little period of frost, well drain soil, slightly acidic soil, trellising

What is the best way to start growing Bougainvillea raspberry Ice:
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, overwater

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Leaf miner, Moths

Pruning season:
End of the autumn start of the winter

How to prune:
Prune inner branches, prune dead branches, renewed growth is recommended to prune all the outdoor foliage

Size of the plant?
1-2 m, 3-6 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Irrigation water management requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Prefer full sun but can grow in half shade

Is it possible to grow indoor?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

When does flowers bloom?
Most of the year

General information about the flower
Small white yellow flowers, Cover with petal that are actually bracts the color of the bracts can be: purple, pink, red, purplish, there are a lot of hue variety

Scientific name:

Bougainvillea brasiliensis

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