Bougainvillea is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes, and trees with flower-like spring leaves near its flowers. Different authors accept between four and 18 species in the genus. They are native plants of West Africa from Senegal to Ghana and are naturalised in many places, including the West Indies and parts of the United States.
The plant is known to have a number of benefits. These include:
1. It can help to reduce anxiety and stress levels.
2. It can help to improve digestion.
3. It can help to boost the immune system.
4. It can help to improve circulation.
5. It can help to detoxify the body.
Types of Bougainvillea
|Bougainvillea Qalmi Big||Bougainvillea spectabilis|
|Bougainvillea Single Small||Bougainvillea|
|Bougainvillea Multi Color||Bougainvillea glabra|
|Bougainvillea Grafted (Thai)||Bougainvillea spectabilis|
It requires little water once established, so it is perfect for those who do not want to spend a lot of time watering their plants. It is also drought tolerant, so it can survive in areas with little rainfall.
Plant have a long growing season and can be kept in bloom almost year-round in warm climates. In cooler climates, they will bloom from spring to fall.
The plant prefers warm temperatures and does not tolerate frost.
Type of soil required:
The plant is tolerant of poor soil, making it a good choice for areas with poor drainage or poor soil quality.
The plant prefers full sun and does not tolerate shade.
It can be propagated from stem cuttings. Cuttings should be taken from new growth, and rooted in a well-drained potting mix.
Tree are often used as hedges or screens, planted in containers, or trained to climb.
Leaves and flowers are used in traditional medicine in some parts of South America.