Bougainvillea red is a species of plant genus bougainvillea under the family nyctaginaceae, it is characterized by its spring leaves that resemble to the flowers, it has bright-colored flowers along with bushes and thorny vines. The plant is characterised by its thorny vines, which adds a lot of visual appeal to the plant, making it ideal for use by gardeners for ornamental incentives. The plants are native of the region from southern Argentina to Brazil, to Brazil and Peru. The pink coloured flowers are specifically popular. Below is the brief information about the presented plant:
Height : 8 to 24 inch
Potting Medium : Soil mix
Pot Type : 6 inch plastic pot
The Bougainvillea Red plant can fit in to almost any wall and garden. Its appealing thorny vine grows quite rapidly, much to the owner’s delight. The plant growth can easily be trained, allowing one to make it a climber or a thorny barrier – according to the owner’s choice. The bright coloured bracts growing beautifully on the body of the plant are leaves that are specialized to contain the flowers of the plant. The climbers are ideally suited for big pots and containers to be placed in gardens during the summer season.
The Bougainvillea Red has as many as 18 species. The variations of the plant also have different bright-coloured flowers. The ideal location for the plant is in direct sunlight, with a fertile and well-draining soil to provide it the nutrients with a high phosphorus and micronutrients content. The plant must not be allowed to completely dry-out between watering. Although the plant genus is generally pest free, snails, worms and aphids might attack on the plant. Being on the lookout for these can prevent any major damage.
Bougainvillea Red Care
Water it thoroughly once in a week.
Use good drainage potting mix and keep it moist.
Avoid over-watering as this may tend to turn leaves yellow.
This is a sun loving plant keep it in full sun light.
Fertilize it with a low nitrogen NPK every month for better flowering.
To force Bougainvillea Red into bloom, withhold water and let the plant completely dry.