|Common Name||Paper flower.|
|Maximum Reachable Height||1 to 12 m (3 to 40 feet) tall|
|Bloom Time||They are evergreen where rainfall occurs all year, or deciduous if there is a dry season.|
Planting And Care
Wait for the first colourful bracts to form and fall in spring Once they fall, prune excess growth Fertilize. This will cause new bloom on the shorter flowering spurs Repeat during the flowering season as needed.
These tropical climbers are suitable for large containers placed in the garden during summer but must be kept frost-free in winter.
|Sunlight||full sun,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.|
|Watering||Make sure you don’t let the plants dry out between waterings. keep containers moist but also they need to be well-drained. No sitting plants in standing water. If growing in pots, DO NOT USE SAUCERS under your pots. A healthy container-grown plant will drink a lot of water during the warm times of the year. In cooler periods or when you bring your plants indoors for the winter, the water requirement will be much less.|
|Soil||Well-drained and fertile.|
|Temperature||Bougainvillaeas are hardy throughout the South but young growth will be damaged by frost. Optimum growing temperatures are warm days.|
|Fertilizer||Mature plants can be heavy feeders. Here are some quick fertilizer tips. High phosphorus with micronutrients, as well as additional iron and magnesium Slow or timed release fertilizers are acceptable. Make sure you follow the fertilizer label Plants grow best with small amounts of nutrients constantly available Do not apply fertilizers to dry soil – Do not over-fertilize – in this case, less is better than more|
Bougainvillea Special Feature
Train the bougainvillaea: Bougainvillea plants need support to cover a wall, fence, or other areas. Create rows of wire or string against the surface that you want to be covered. Tuck the bougainvillaea branches behind this guidance support at regular intervals. Keep a close eye on growth and adjust as necessary until the bougainvillaea starts covering the wall or other surface.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose