Bougainvillea spectabilis growing plant of the genus Bougainvillea also known as Great bougainvillea, Bougainvillea spectabilis perennial evergreen can grow as shrub or vine used as ornamental hedge plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.
Leaves color green and the shape is ovate.
Bougainvillea spectabilis flower
Flowers are small the color white yellowish, the colors area is like petals but it is bracts, bracts color can be: white, purple, pink, red, purplish, magenta, orange, there are a lot of hue variety between this colors
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Requirements for growing Bougainvillea spectabilis care:
Frost free area although can survive little period of frost, trellising, well drain soil
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, 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: white, purple, pink, light orange, red, purplish, there are a lot of hue variety