How to grow Bougainvillea glabra

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

Leaves color green in oval shape

Bougainvillea glabra flower

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

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How to grow growing Bougainvillea glabra care:
Frost free area, well drain soil, trellising

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, can die in flooding

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?
1-5 m, 3-16 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Irrigation water management requirement:
Small amount of water / Average 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?
Late spring – midsummer sometime late summer

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

Scientific name:

Bougainvillea glabra

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