Bougainvillea sanderiana 'Afterglow'
Bougainvillea is most celebrated as an outdoor plant. It is available in different colors. It bears papery flowers which cover the whole plant. It is commonly said about bougainvilleas that - less you nourish more it flourishes.
Soil: Bougainvillea can sustain any type of soils but not marshy or sub-merged soils. Soil should be well-drained and good water holding capacity. It grows well in any type of garden soil or pot-mixes. Rich soils definitely help it in attaining good vigor and flourish.
Water: It requires very little water to grow. I can be thoroughly watered in 2 to 3 days if planted in a pot. Do not water overhead, add water at its base, to avoid damaging flowers.
Climate: Bougainvillea loves sunlight. It requires direct sunlight for flowering. It grows well under semi-shade conditions but it may affect the flowering.
Garden Use: Bougainvillea is a very hardy plant. It can be trained as a shrub or left to grow as a climber. It is celebrated for its colors and plant of choice for garden coloring, flower hedge, border plantation, and shrubberies.
Care and Maintenance:
Nutrition: It doesn't demand any special nutrition schedule. Manuring with well-decomposed manure or vermicompost is advised twice a year for good growth and development.
Protection: Bougainvilleas doesn't attract pests or diseases. Occasionally wilting of the plants may occur which can be prevented by following good inter-cultural operations.
Horticulture Operations: Prune or remove unwanted, diseased, and dead branches from time to time.
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