Bougainvillea has happened to be a very popular and colorful vine for summer and spring making an immense addition for a colorful terrace or deck in the gardens.
Water and Soil: Bougainvillea will flourish in almost any soil given that it is fertile and well-drained. Top soil that works for further new plants you grow will be excellent for Bougainvillea. The people who grow these plants use a soil media that use up well but ensure you do not let these plants dry out at time of irregular watering. If you would like that your bougainvillea does well keep containers moist but in addition they require to be properly drained.
Do not use saucers under your bougainvillea pots. A strong bougainvillea in a container will imbibe huge amount of water at the warm temperature of the year. In cold times or at the time you carry the plant inside the house for the wintry weather, the water necessity will be very less. So how much of water does a Bougainvillea require for perfect plant care and flowering. It depends on: Root system, air temperature, size of the plant, Soil type. Do not water only to water your plants. Examine your plants frequently, and gain knowledge when they are about to drooping. Then provide the plant a good, careful soaking only before it arrives at the drooping stage.
Light: For the superlative outcomes put the plant in complete sun. If you desire good flowering provide them no less than five hours a day of total sunlight. Extra hours of straight sun are better. If provided less than five hours then the plant might not blossom very well. They will flourish in partial shade or total shade, but just have good growth
with modest or no flowers.
Temperature: These plants are resilient all over the South but young growth can be destroyed in cold temperatures. Best growing climate is warm days and cool nights.
Fertilizer: They can be serious feeders. Following are some tips:
• Slow or timed release fertilizers are suitable. Ensure you follow the fertilizer label.
• You should not apply manure to dry soil - Do not over fertilize.
• High phosphorus with micronutrients, with additional iron and magnesium
• Plants grow best with little amounts of nutrients continually available.
Pests: Caterpillars, aphids, mites; hence protect your plants from these to make them survive for longer period.