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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Requirements for 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
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Leaf miner, Moths
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:
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