Bougainvillea Variegated is a species of plant genus bougainvillea under family nyctaginaceae that is characterized by their spring leaves that resemble flowers near its actual bright-colored flowers, along with bushes and thorny vines. The plant is characterized 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 colored 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 Variegated 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 colored 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.
Bougainvillea has as many as 18 species. The variations of the plant also have different bright-colored 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 micro-nutrients 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 Variegated 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 Variegated into bloom, withhold water and let the plant completely dry.
Dr. Nisha Bhardwaj (Reviewer) –
Wonderful low care flowering fencing plant.