Bougainvillea Mini Popsicles
Bougainvillea Mini Popsicles
Bougainvillea Mini Popsicles
Bougainvillea Mini Popsicles
Bougainvillea Mini Popsicles
Bougainvillea Mini Popsicles
Bougainvillea Mini Popsicles
Bougainvillea Mini Popsicles
Bougainvillea Mini Popsicles
Bougainvillea Mini Popsicles

Bougainvillea Mini Popsicles

Bougainvillea Glabra

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Wild, rampant and blazing with colour, Bougainvilleas are one of the world's most iconic plants. They don't only look good growing above the cobbled streets of Greece, but over any balcony, up a pergola or used to cover a bare wall. They also make great specimen plants grown in pots, and our little 'popsicles' will add a charming spot of colour to your outdoor area.

Available in a 16cm grow pot. Approx height 70cm from the ground. Will grow up to 1,5m 

 

Flat shipping rates apply per order (add more plants & pay the same on shipping). Gauteng R79, Western Cape R89. Rest of South Africa R119 (Except Limpopo, Mpumalanga & Northern Cape R149).

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Caring for Bougainvillea

Light

As much as possible! Bougainvilleas worship the sun, which is why they are reminiscent of tropical islands and summer holidays. It needs at least 6hrs of direct sun a day. 

Water

Bougainvillea’s don’t like too much water and are drought tolerant when established. Water deeply when the soil is dry. It prefers a good, deep watering every so often rather than frequent shallow waterings. However, young plants or newly potted plants will need a bit extra to get established.

Feeding

One of the most common reasons bougainvillea fail to flower is that the soil is too full of nutrients and poor soil drainage. You would be correct in thinking that this plant actually likes its fair share of neglect. You can give it a balanced fertiliser at the beginning of spring. Beware of high nitrogen fertiliser, as this will promote leaf growth, but no flowers. Phosphorous and Potasssium is beneficial.

Planting & potting

Make sure the hole is slightly bigger than the plant bag. Test how the soil drains by pouring in some water. It should drain away immediately. If not add succulent mix or fine gravel/sand to assist drainage. Avoid using too much compost. If potting, ensure there is adequate drainage at the bottom. Fill with potting soil (not compost).

Atrium Top Tip

Bougainvilleas bloom on new wood. That’s why they do best when allowed to ramble free, as opposed to pruning to a shape which involves cutting new growth. If it needs a prune, choose older stems to cut at the base.

Quirky plant fact

Bougainvilleas grow 1-12 metres in height depending on the species. They can be grown in pots, hanging baskets, along walls, over trellises, as a hedge and other places in the garden.