Bougainvillea Plant (Red)
A lovely garden adds a beautiful touch with Bougainvillaea Plant (Red) to one’s home. But it takes a lot of effort and care to nurture the plants and flowers in the garden to ensure they bloom. While you can opt for sunflower, rose and lilies, one of the most beautiful and low maintenance spring plants is Bougainvillea Flower.
Bougainvillea is an outdoor sun-lover plant and blooms the best when kept in a heated environment. It has huge roots and doesn’t like to have them disturbed. And once they bloom, they add a colourful look to your walls, creating a pleasant vibe.
Sunlight is the most important factor that helps this plant grow to its fullest. They need at least six to eight hours of sunlight a day to produce their colours.
For best results, be sure to leave your bougainvillaea in a pot while planting it. Put a few slits in the side and the bottom of the pot, being careful not to slash too deeply into the rootball.
How to grow?
- Cultivation Under glass grow in loam-based potting compost in full light and water freely in summer and keep just moist in winter. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. If container-grown can be put outside in summer. Water sparingly in winter.
- Propagation Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer or softwood cuttings in early spring. Layering can be done in early autumn or spring. Suggested planting locations and garden types Wall-side Borders Patio & Container Plants.
How to care?
- Pruning group 12 in early spring/after flowering.