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Botanical name Bougainvillea spectabilis / Bougainvillea glabra
Common name Bougainvillea / Paper flower
Family Nyctaginaceae
About The genus is named in honour of French Navy admiral Louis Antoine de Bougainville. It is an evergreen, climbing shrub with thick, thorny stems and drooping branches. Leaves simple, alternate, generally ovate, oblong or lanceolate, in shape. Flowers arise in a group of 3, occasionally 4 or 5 in brightly coloured bract. The different varieties of Bougainvillea belong to 3 natural B. Spectabilis, B. Glabra and B. Peruviana. It is suitable for arid, subtropical-to-tropical climate.
Category Flowering – Perennial.
Plant type Outdoor herbaceous.
Origin Native to Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina’s Chubut Province.
Cultivation practice as houseplant Bougainvillea is not a house plant by its natural character. But can be grown as a houseplant in container by experienced gardener. As the plant can be pruned & trained easily with a little experience, thus it is possible to convert in to a mind blowing houseplant with its amazing bracts of blazing colour in bright purples, pinks, oranges, and other hues. As the plant is thorny, place it in a wider space to avoid injury from thorns.
Re-potting The growth rate of Bougainvillea is high under ideal condition of growing. So pruning, training & re-potting is an essential activity to restrict the growth and condition the plant as houseplant. During growing period the plant requires to re-pot, light trimming of roots once in a year. When fully grown do this once in every two years.
Pruning Bougainvillea requires pruning at the end of blooming season. The blooms appear on the newly grown branches only, so at the end of the blooming cycle prune 50% of the new growth that produced flower. To understand, if there is a growth of about 4” at the end of the blooming cycle, prune 2” of the stem to initiate flowering.
Potting medium When grown as potted plant, use well drained, aerated, loamy, organic matter enriched potting medium GrowpoT–H. Sterilised to reduce the risk of fungal infection & root rot. pH value 5.5 – 6.0
Light Grow well in full sun at least 43000 lx. Keep the plant at balcony, terrace or roof top to receive sunlight.
Irrigation Irrigate the plant adequately enough, but don’t over water. Over wet soil will leads to root rot and induce fungal infections, dry soil will lead to poor blooming.

For tap water, preserve the water 24 hrs to minimise the presence of salts, chlorine, fluoride etc.



Particulars Dose Schedule Mode
Summer winter
GROWMUSS 10-15 gm / 8” pot 45 Days Soil application
Neem Bahar 10-15 gm / 8” pot 45 Days Soil application
Micro nutrient Lifeline 3 ml / litre 45 Days Foliar spray
Growmin Maximum 2 gm / litre Alternative
Pest control Growneem 3 ml / litre 30 Days Foliar spray
Toxicity No information aavailable.



Standard Pot – Plastic pot (Click here to see)
· Pot size – 4 inch to 6 inch

· Plant Size – 6 inch to 24 inch (The size may vary based on the availability of the plant/s)

Potting Medium – Coco-peat/ Soil (as and where applicable).

Additional information


Bougainvillea – Standard, Bougainvillea – Special (Leaf Colour)


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