Bougainvillea is a plant which belongs to the Bougainvillea genus. Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Dark pink and Gr 2 Paint Orange and Anti-flash white. Leaves appear approximately as a Dark spring green colour. A type of flower / ornamental, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Normally grows with a vine habit. Popular varieties of Bougainvillea with home gardeners are Barbara Karst, Miami Pink, California Gold, Afterglow, and Spectabilis.
Brazil is believed to be where Bougainvillea originates from.
Bougainvillea is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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Bougainvillea have very delicate thin roots. Use a fertilizer high in micro-nutrients, especially iron will result in healthy root development.Remember to apply water fairly sparingly to Bougainvillea. Zone 9 to 14 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Keep in mind when planting that Bougainvillea is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Bougainvillea so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Bougainvillea so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Bougainvillea plants:
A native to the coast of Brazil. In the 1760’s the French botanist Philibert Commerson discovered the colorful vining plant and named it bouganvillea after his friend and captain, Louis A. de Bougainville, a noted lawyer, mathematician, and explorer from Canada.