(Bougainvillea Glabra)
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General Info

This species is native to South America, and was named by a French seafarer who discovered the plant in Tahiti

They can grow as shrubs, trees, or vines

The bougainvillea will produce delicate paper-like bract when exposed to the right conditions- these bracts can be pink, orange, red, yellow, or white

Although this variety does need particular care, with the right environment and care it can be suited to someone beginner to intermediate


This tree will appreciate drying out between waterings

They are highly susceptible to root rot, so planting in a high draining soil is essential

Fertilizing once every 2 weeks during the growing season will help ensure the tree will thrive.

A high Nitrogen fertilizer is said to help encourage flower production

Light Requirements

The Bougainvillea needs high light conditions in order remain healthy

They will enjoy a spot with full sun, but ensure they are not exposed to direct afternoon light as the foliage will burn very easily

A South East window will provide great light conditions for this tree

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