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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Requirements for 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
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?
1-5 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:
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