Bougainvillea plants need support to cover a wall, fence, or other area. Create rows of wire or string against the surface that you want covered. Tuck the bougainvillea branches behind these guidance supports at regular intervals.
Keep a close eye on growth and adjust as necessary until the bougainvillea starts covering the wall or other surface. Bougainvillea plants are a beloved addition to many gardens and walls Bougainvillea is a vine-like, thorny shrub that grows rampantly. 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.Bougainvilleas have beautiful, brightly colored bracts, which are specialized leaves that contain the plant s flowers.Dont expect your plants to flower indoors. If possible, keep your plants outdoors and give it the maximum sun exposure. Any flowering you may receive indoors is a bonus.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Bougainvillea are also known as buganvilla (Spain), bugambilia (Mexico), Napoleón (Honduras), veranera (Colombia, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama), trinitaria (Colombia, Cuba, Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic & Venezuela), Santa Rita (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) or papelillo (northern Peru).
Maximum Reachable Height
They are thorny, woody vines growing anywhere from 1 to 12 m (3 to 40 ft.) tall
Pink and white
They are evergreen where rainfall occurs all year, or deciduous if there is a dry season.
Planting and care
Wait for the first colorful bracts to form and fall in spring
Once they fall, prune excess growth Fertilize.
This will cause new bloom on the shorter flowering spurs
Repeat during the flowering season as needed.
Bougainvillea Variegated care
These tropical climbers are suitable for large containers placed in the garden during summer but must be kept frost-free in winter.
For the best results put your plants in full sun. 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.
Make sure you don’t let the plants dry out between waterings. If you want to be successful. keep containers moist but also they need to be well drained. No sitting plants in standing water.If growing in pots, DO NOT USE SAUCERS under your pots. A healthy container grown plant will drink a lot of water during the warm times of the year. In cooler periods or when you bring your plants indoors for the winter, the water requirement will be much less.
They thrive in almost any soil as long as it is well-drained and fertile. Soils that work for other plants you grow will be fine.
Bougainvilleas are hardy throughout the South but young growth will be damaged by frost. Optimum growing temperatures are warm days.
A light frost will not kill the plant, but you can soon expect all the leaves and bracts to fall off. In this case, the plant will regrow if not subjected to more frosts for longer duration.Bougainvillea do best when night temperature dont drop below 60 F (16C) and daytime temperatures don't exceed 100F (38 C).
Mature plants can be heavy feeders. Here is some quick fertilizer tips.
High phosphorus with micronutrients, as well as additional iron and magnesium
Slow or timed release fertilizers are acceptable. Make sure you follow the fertilizer label
Plants grow best with small amounts of nutrients constantly available
Do not apply fertilizers to dry soil, Do not overfertilize, in this case less is better than more
Bougainvillea Variegated special feature
Train the bougainvillea: Bougainvillea plants need support to cover a wall, fence, or other area. Create rows of wire or string against the surface that you want covered. Tuck the bougainvillea branches behind these guidance supports at regular intervals. Keep a close eye on growth and adjust as necessary until the bougainvillea starts covering the wall or other surface.
Bougainvillea Variegated uses
The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do Bougainvillea grow?
You can grow Bougainvillea preferably outdoor. Consider the following points.
1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright light is required.
2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich.
3.Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.
4.Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(June-July).
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Is Bougainvillea a creeper?
Bougainvillea is not a creeper is a evergreen shrubby vine.
Does Bougainvillea flower all year?
Bougainvillea is popular for colorful flower which bloom throughout the year but are especially plentiful in winter(Sep-Nov).
When to plant Bougainvillea?
Bougainvillea can be planted year round but the June-October is best time for planting.
Is Bougainvillea a shrub?
Bougainvillea is evergreen shrubby vine.
Is Bougainvillea a flower?
Bougainvillea is evergreen shrubby vine and popular for its colorful flower.
Why Bougainvillea losing leaves?
The Bougainvillea losing its leaves mainly due to
1. Lack of proper nutrient 2. Over watering to plant.
How to prune Bougainvillea ?
Prune the plant by removing diseased, dried and old non flowering branches to promote new shoots and to increase number of flowers.
Why Bougainvillea are not blooming?
The most general reasons for not flowering are as follows.
1. Lack of proper nutrient ( mainly Phosphorus).
2. Improper water and sunlight availability.
Does Bougainvillea have thorns?
Bougainvillea have have sharp thorns.
Do Bougainvillea need full sun?
Yes, More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required.
Are Bougainvillea evergreen?
Bougainvillea is evergreen shrubby vine.
Does Bougainvillea smell?
Most of the Bougainvillea are odor less and some species have slight smell.
Is Bougainvillea poisonous?
Bougainvillea is not poisonous but its sharp thorns are harmful.
Why Bougainvillea blooms for ten months?
Bougainvillea blooms for ten months because it is popular for long lasting colorful flower which blooms throughout the year.
Are Bougainvillea drought tolerant?
Bougainvillea can tolerate hot, dry conditions fairly.
Why Bougainvillea losing flowers?
The Bougainvillea losing its flower mainly due to 1. Lack of proper nutrient ( mainly Phosphorus). 2. Improper water and sunlight availability.
How to grow Bougainvillea from cutting?
To propagate Bougainvillea take pencil size cutting of well mature stem to a length of 16-18 cm and remove any flowers, leaves from it. Then dip bottom of the cutting it in rooting hormone, and Place the 3/4 portion cutting into a small container with well-draining soil and water the plant.
When to fertilize Bougainvillea?
Apply any organic fertilizer in the month of June-July
Is Bougainvillea a complete flower?
The Bougainvilleas are perfect flower they have androecium and gynoecium and they are incomplete because they do not have corolla.
What is the colors of Bougainvillea?
Bougainvillea comes in a various colors pink, purple, orange, yellow
Are Bougainvillea thorns poisonous?
Bougainvillea thorns are not poisonous but its sharp thorns are harmful.
Can Bougainvillea grow in shade?
No, Bougainvillea needs more than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight.
Can Bougainvillea grow in pots?
Bougainvillea grow in pots with proper care and management.Choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes.
Is Bougainvillea a climber?
Bougainvillea is not a climber is evergreen shrubby vine.
Tuesday, 21 January 2020
This plant is very easy to grow.
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Appealing, elegant and easy to grow plant.
Tuesday, 19 November 2019
"I ve bought quite a few of these and are growing very well.