Bougainvillea care

The coloured Bougainvilleas the Pacific Ocean and the full Moon- Las Buganvillas de colores el Oceano Pacifico y la Luna llena by Bernhard Matejka

The coloured Bougainvilleas the Pacific Ocean and the full Moon- Las Buganvillas de colores el Oceano Pacifico y la Luna llena by Bernhard Matejka

Bougainvillea , also referred to as Paper flower is a native of Brazil and belongs to the Nyctaginaceae family. This tropical climber is ideal for hanging baskets and grown in containers where it can cascade its vibrant blooming vines. The flower is unremarkable compared to the brightly colored, paper-like bracts that surround the flower.

Bougainvillea grows in a tropical climate. They thrive in full sun and heat and bloom best when kept slightly stressed and on the dry side. They are heavy feeders and should be fed regularly with 1/2 strenght fertilizer to keep them blooming all season long.

WINTEROVER BOUGAINVILLEA
Bougainvillea are tropical plants hardy in zone 8 -10. It will tolerate temperatures as cool as 30-40 degrees for a short time but will need protection or it can freeze and die.

There are two ways to winterover your bougainvillea indoors

Cactus cardon - long version - StudySpanish.com
We knew we were close when we spied a roadside memorial to a crash victim that was fashioned in the shape of a cardon. Along with most of the other columnar cacti of the southwestern deserts, the cardón depends on Bats for pollination.

1 . Treat it like a houseplant .

Keep it in the coolest, brightestroom in the house (east or north window) with temperatures between 50-60 degrees. If it gets too warm, it will grow but look lanky and pale because of insufficient sunlight. Water less during the winter allowing the soil to dry out between watering and do not fertilize. You can prune the plant to make it more manageable but major pruning should be done in the spring before new growth starts. It may drop its leaves during this time but the idea is to keep the plant alive until spring.

2. Force it into dormancy.