Bougainvillea (Pink) - Plant

Bougainvillea is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes, and trees with flower-like spring leaves near its flowers.
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About Bougainvillea

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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height36 inch (91 cm)
Plant Spread 9 inch (23 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Buganvilla, Bugambilia, Booganbe
Maximum Reachable Height They are thorny, woody vines growing anywhere from 1 to 12 m (3 to 40 ft.) tall
Flower Colour Pink
Bloom Time They are evergreen where rainfall occurs all year, or deciduous if there is a dry season.
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • 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.

    Bougainvillea 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.

    Sunlight Full sun
    Watering Moderate. In cooler periods or when you bring your plants indoors for the winter, the water requirement will be much less.
    Soil Dry, sandy, well-drained soil
    Temperature Up to 29 degrees C
    Fertilizer 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.

    Bougainvillea special feature

    Attractive colored bracts

    Bougainvillea uses

    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

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Why Bougainvillea not flowering?

    The most general reasons for not flowering are as follows. 1. Lack of proper nutrient ( mainly Phosphorus). 2.Improper water and sunlight availability.

    Where do Bougainvillea grow?

    To grow Bougainvillea consider the following points. 1. Sunlight- At least 6 hours of natural 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.

    Is Bougainvillea a creeper?

    Bougainvillea is not a creeper is 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.

    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 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.

    Can Bougainvillea grow indoors?

    Bougainvillea can be grow indoor with at least 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight.

    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, at least 6 hours of natural direct bright light 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 over watering to plant.

    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 at least 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight.

    Can Bougainvillea grow in pots?

    Bougainvillea grow in pots with proper care and management.

    Is Bougainvillea a climber?

    Bougainvillea is not a climber is evergreen shrubby vine.



    Reviews

    Tuesday, 17 March 2020

    Is it suitable for office premises with no fresh air space

    Saloni Shah

    Wednesday, 04 March 2020

    Good growth and 90% germination

    Hima Jyothi

    Wednesday, 26 February 2020

    Plants are alive but flowers have not come out as yet.

    Sreedevi
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