Bougainvillea glabra variegata - Plant
Common name: Bougainvillea spp
Color: Purple, red, pink and yellow
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 15.00 to 40.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
My first experiment with bougainvillea was several years ago with a small cutting which I had put directly into the soil in a rainy season. The new growth started very soon, within 3-4 weeks.
At that time I did not care about the quality of soil and also gave only nitrogen fertilizer so the plant grew in uncontrollable proportion with very less flowers. I was fed-up with the wild growth of the bougainvillea plant, I wanted it to be very small, though not as small as a bonsai.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 32 degrees F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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