Bougainvillea glabra lilac queen - Plant
Description for Bougainvillea glabra lilac queen
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||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Bougainvillea||Purple, red, pink and yellow||Seasonal bloomer||15.00 to 40.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and 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.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||Medium||32 degrees F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Bougainvillea glabra lilac queen
- 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.
If the plant receives too much water when the small buds appear from new growth, the bud will drop off and in its place a thorn will develop. To induce flowering, allow the plant to dry and wilt for a few hours, and then water.
Typical uses of Bougainvillea glabra lilac queen
Special features: 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.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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.