- Brand: PlantsNtrees
- Product Code: PNTS/71
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The bougainvillea plant can be grown in a small pots or hanging baskets or in ground as a hedge or a bush or a vine that can be climbed up a trellis or vertically on a wall to have a colorful display of its bracts and flowers.
Planting & Care
Soil: Bougainvillea love well drained yet moisture-retentive soil to support its extremely fine and tender root system. Garden centres sell bougainvillea specific premixed growing media.
Fertilizer: Bougainvillea are heavy feeders that require regular monthly fertilization during blooming season. If you feed your bougainvillea a fertilizer with N:P:K ratio as 10:10:10, the plant will produce excessive green growth without blooms.
Watering: Water sparingly as bougainvillea plants produce too much leaf growth in place of flowers with excessive water.
Temperatures: Below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, the bougainvillea leaves and bracts may wilt. In temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, damage is much more likely. The extent of the damage depends on the length of time the plant stays below 32 degrees Fahrenheit and how far temperatures drop.