How to grow Bougainvillea spectabilis

Bougainvillea spectabilis grow and care – 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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How to grow 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

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: white, purple, pink, light orange, red, purplish, there are a lot of hue variety

Scientific name:

Bougainvillea spectabilis

How to grow Bougainvillea spectabilis

Bougainvillea spectabilis plant

Bougainvillea spectabilis


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Pink flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Vine
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • 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
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9