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Bougainvillea glabra lilac queen - Plant

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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.

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About 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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Bougainvillea
Maximum Reachable Height 15.00 to 40.00 feet
Flower Colour Purple, red, pink and yellow
Bloom Time Seasonal bloomer
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

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.

Bougainvillea glabra lilac queen 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.

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 32 degrees F
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Bougainvillea glabra lilac queen 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. In a greenhouse or sunroom, they will require ample room to spread.

Bougainvillea glabra lilac queen uses

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

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). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

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.

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