How to grow Bougainvillea brasiliensis

Bougainvillea brasiliensis grow and care – 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

How to grow Bougainvillea brasiliensis

Bougainvillea brasiliensis care

Bougainvillea brasiliensis plant

Bougainvillea brasiliensis


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • White leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Colored leaves
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Hedging plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9