Bougainvillea-Bougainvillea glabra,Bougainvillea spectabilis PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bonsai King   
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 09:40

Local Name:

Bougainvillea

Scientific Name:

Bougainvillea glabra,Bougainvillea spectabilis

Family:

Nyctaginaceae

Habitat

The Bougainvillea is native to South America mainly in Brazil. It started dispersing since 1768 and is now widely distributed through out the world.

 

Propagation

The Bougainvillea can be propagated through soft or hard cuttings and air layering. Cuttings should be planted in the shady areas until they produce the roots

 

Comments

The Bougainvillea is a popular woody thorny shrub. It grows to the height of 10 -15 feet. The flowers can be described thourh their colors as  classic red, purple, orange, white, pink and cream, which blooms all year. The leaves are ovate, rich green or variegated, colourful bracts surrounding small tubular flowers. The woody trunk tends to be twisted and the stem have sharp thorns and dark green leaves. The fruit is narrow five lobed achene.
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