The plant is not winter hardy. Bring the plant indoors in autumn. The plant can overwinter in a light, frost-free place (5-15 degrees). Put the plant in a place that is a bit warmer (16-20 degrees) in the early spring. The plant loves to be positioned in a sheltered spot, in full sun. We don't water it much in the winter, but take care not to let the root ball dry out. Water it a bit more in the early spring. The plant comes with a rack.
|Latin name:||Bougainvillea spectabilis|
|Delivery type:||Delivered as plant in nursery pot|
|Guarantee:||5 years guarantee|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||June - September|
|Growing Height:||150 - 200 cm|
|Planting distance:||80 - 100 cm|
Bougainvillea is a tub plant that looks fabulous as it grows and flourishes in a large pot or planter. Choose one with holes in the base. If it is porous (clay) line with plastic or insert a pot liner. This prevents evaporation of water from the soil and will stop the Bougainvillea from drying out too quickly. Cover the bottom with a layer of broken pot or gravel. Put nutritious potting soil in the pot or planter and plant the root ball of the Bougainvillea at the correct depth. Fill the pot with soil, press firmly and water immediately after planting. Place the pot in a sheltered area with complete sunshine. The flexible branches of the Bougainvillea will need some support, so be sure to place a small trellis or canes in the pot. Tie the branches to the support as and when they develop.
Bougainvillea's soil should always remain fairly damp. Make sure there is adequate drainage as good drainage is essential. The irrigation water needs to be able to drain away. Add plant food with the irrigation water on a regular basis from spring until August. Spray the whole plant in warm, dry periods with a plant spray. In early spring prune the Bourganvillea by shortening the main stems by a third.
The climbing Bougainvillea is one of the most famous subtropical climbers. You can find this beautiful rich-flowering tub plant in various countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. The pink/purple flowers of the Bougainvillea are actually bracts. Its real flowers are white and can be seen if you look between the petals.