- Plant Type. Outdoor Plant
- Product Height. 12 to 24 Inches
- Season. Evergreen
- Sunlight. A full sun site is the best and bougainvillea flower most when the temperatures are moderate with long cooler nights in spring.
- Watering. Water a newly planted bougainvillea frequently to keep the soil moist. Once the plant is established, it blooms best if the soil is a little on the dry side.
- Growing in containers. Use a regular potting soil without a high level of peat moss; too much peat retains moisture and may result in root rot. Any container used for growing bougainvillea must have at least one drainage hole. Install a trellis or support at planting time; installing one later may damage the roots.
- Re-potting. Bougainvillea performs well in a relatively small container where its roots are slightly restricted. When the plant is large enough for repotting, move it to a container only one size larger.
- Fertilising. Bougainvillea is a heavy feeder and requires regular fertilization to produce blooms throughout the growing season. You can use a water-soluble fertilizer mixed at half strength every seven to 14 days, or apply a slow-release fertilizer in spring and midsummer.
*Actual product may vary