Bougainvillea (Pink) - Plant
Description for Bougainvillea (Pink)
It is a semi-climber and can be grown as a hedge, a shrub, a climber over a sunny wall and also in pots.
Bougainvilleas have beautiful, brightly colored bracts, which are specialized leaves that contain the plant's flowers.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Buganvilla, Bugambilia, Booganbe||Pink||They are evergreen where rainfall occurs all year, or deciduous if there is a dry season.||They are thorny, woody vines growing anywhere from 1 to 12 m (3 to 40 ft.) tall||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
These tropical climbers are suitable for large containers placed in the garden during summer but must be kept frost-free in winter. If you want good blooming, give them at least 5 hours a day of full sunlight as a minimum. More hours of direct sun is better. Less than 5 hours and the plant may not bloom very well. Your plants will thrive in shade or partial shade, but only have nice growth with little or no blooms.
|Full sun||Dry, sandy, well-drained soil||Moderate. In cooler periods or when you bring your plants indoors for the winter, the water requirement will be much less.||Up to 29 degrees C||Mature plants can be heavy feeders. High phosphorus with micronutrients, as well as additional iron and magnesium. Plants grow best with small amounts of nutrients constantly available.|
Caring for Bougainvillea
- Wait for the first colorful bracts to form and fall in spring.
- Once they fall, prune excess growth.
- Fertilize before flowering season.
- This will cause new bloom on the shorter flowering spurs.
- Repeat during the flowering season as needed.
- Bougainvillea plants need support to cover a wall, fence, or other areas.
- Create rows of wire or string against the surface that you want covering.
Typical uses of Bougainvillea
Special features: Attractive colored bracts
Culinary use: Na
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose. Bougainvillea plants are a beloved addition to many gardens and walls. It can be trained to climb trellises or be planted as an attractive but thornily impenetrable barrier, and it can also serve as a groundcover.
Medicinal use: NA
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