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Bougainvillea is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes, and trees with flower-like spring leaves near its flowers. Different authors accept between four and 18 species in the genus

Common name: bougainvillea
Color: Purple, red, pink and yellow
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 15.00 to 40.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Bougainvillea can be grown in plastic or terra cotta pots, hanging baskets lined with sphagnum moss, planter boxes and concrete planters, even old laundry baskets will serve the purpose. The container having adequate number of holes at its bottom to provide drainage is the best. Use broken pieces of clay pots or Styrofoam packing material to line the bottom of the container for drainage.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 32 degrees F

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Water sparingly as bougainvillea plants produce too much leaf growth in place of flowers with excessive water.
  • Over-watering can cause rot and weakening of the plant.


Special Feature:
Plants can be grown in containers and used around pools, giving a distinctive southern feel to an area. They can also be espaliered or trained on a standard or grown in a large basket. They are large billowing plants that have a nice texture as well as colorful flower bracts. In a greenhouse or sunroom, they will require ample room to spread.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • Unverified information Popular in Ayurveda, this herb is known for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
  • The roots of Boerhavia diffusa, commonly known as Punarnava , are used by a large number of tribes in India for the treatment of various hepatic disorders and for internal inflammation.
  • Anodectal data has also reported effectiveness of Boerhavia diffusa incases of oedema and ascites resulting from early cirrhosis of the liver and chronic peritonitis.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=b544 http://www.mykitchengarden.info/2014/02/how-to-grow-and-care-bougainvillea.html http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=Bougainvillea&stpos=0&stype=AND
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