Bougainvilleas love hot, dry, sunny spaces and they seem to perform better when slightly neglected, so don t be to attentive to your plant and it should thrive. Water thoroughly and then allow the top inch or two of soil to dry out before you water again. The easiest way to test the soil moisture content is to stick your finger into it.
Bougainvillea spectabilis, also known as great bougainvillea, is a species of flowering plant. It is native to Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina s Chubut Province.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Maximum Reachable Height
15.00 to 40.00 feet
Purple, red, pink and yellow
easy to grow
Planting and care
As bougainvillea generally blooms on new growth, you should cut back the branches that have finished flowering. This will force plant to produce new growth and bougainvillea to bloom.Because the new flowers develop at the new growth, the more they are pruned the more new growth will be encouraged.
Bougainvillea spectabilis chitra care
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.
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Apply any organic fertilizer
Bougainvillea spectabilis chitra 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.
Bougainvillea spectabilis chitra uses
The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Methanolic extracts of flower bracts of Bougainvillea spectabilis are very good pH indicators
Flowers of Bougainvillea are edible, it can be eaten fresh and have gently bitter taste, thats gives feeling of refreshment
Infusion from flowers is drunk as a remedy for low blood pressure
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.