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 Height||36 inch (91 cm)|
|Plant Spread||6 inch (15 cm)|
|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|
|Bloom Time||They are evergreen where rainfall occurs all year, or deciduous if there is a dry season.|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
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.
|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.|
Attractive colored bracts