Bougainvillea 'Purple' - the purple paper flower
Bougainvillea, popularly called the paper flower, is a decorative plant with flowers originating from South America and can be an excellent choice for gardens or terraces. No one can think of any landscape in Greece, during the summer, without including the impressive bougainvillea that add color to every corner.
Watering - Bougainvillea needs moderate and regular watering. It is important not to overload the soil with water, as this can lead to root rot and other problems. Watering should be more frequent during the growing season and less frequent during the winter.
The soil - Bougainvillea prefers a well-drained and sandy soil. It is important to avoid too dense or clayey soils that retain water.
Light - Bougainvillea needs a lot of light and prefers well-lit places. Choose a place that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Fertilizers - Bougainvillea needs regular fertilizers to grow and produce abundant flowers. Use a special fertilizer for flowering plants and apply it once every 2-3 weeks during the growing season.
Pruning - Bougainvillea can be pruned to prevent the roots from becoming too large and to encourage dense branch growth. Cut the branches that have grown too much or that look unhealthy.
Protection against cold - Bougainvillea does not tolerate low temperatures or frost.
Careful! The flowers of this plant are thermosensitive - this plant might arrive to you without flowers, but it is capable of reblooming in the following weeks.
Height with pots included: approx. 60 cm
Pot diameter: 17 cm