Bougainvillea – A magical exotic plant for the garden
Bougainvillea, a magical plant that fills backyards, gardens, and our hearts, with amazing colors and images.
Bougainvilleais one of the most popular climbing plantsin the poorer countries. Theplant hasdiscoveredtheiroriginal homein South America and in the 19th centuryduring an expeditionof the FrenchnavigatorLouisAntoineComtedeBougainvilleandlaterintroducedinEurope. They are calledstillBougainville, bougainvillea, BougainvilliéorDrillingflower.
Bougainvilleaisbeautifulandhighlyconspicuousby itslush bractsexotic plants. They like theheat, so they canincountries where thetemperaturesduring the cold monthsfall below 0degrees Celsius, preferablybe plantedin pots.
WithBougainvilleacanmakea realsouthern paradise on the terrace. It iseasy to maintain andwith theirrapidly growingandvibrantflowersintheMediterraneancountriesas a climbervery popular. Youcan see themon fencesand facades of houses often.
TheDrillingfloweris very beautifulevenas a container plant. Unfortunately, it is not frostresistant. It is very importantthat theywinteredright.Youmustnotsettothe darkroomina cool. Do not worry ifthe leaves ofbougainvilleafailin winter–they grow back in spring.
Sometypes ofBougainvilleasuch asBougainvillea spectabilisbeup to 6feet high. Thespeciesstilldifferinthecolorandflower form. Whetherwhite, purple, pink or red–thebougainvilleaalwaysattracts attention to itself.
TheBougainvilleais growingquite rapidlyin a sunny spot. It formslongtendrils andthereforeneedstrellis as support. After heavyrain, the leaves could turnquickly. The perfect placeiswhereprotectedfrom therain, the plant remainsthe same and it getsa lot of sunlight.
The plantmustnot behyperhydrated, butwhen she getstoo little water, fall out ofnot onlythe green leavesbut also the colorful bracts. therewhen the rootsareonlyslightly dampis best. This stimulatesthe growthprocessof thebracts.
This plant always fascinated me and always had in mind to do an article for that with most magical images from the internet … enjoy.