Knowing the Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea is a climbing plant that blooms throughout the year, but especially in summer, its flowers have a wide variety of colors ranging from yellow, white, pink, fuchsia and even red, some are more delicate What others. and some do not need as much care for their growth. They are long branches, dotted with green leaves of different shades with bouquets of colored flowers that adorn, extending upwards. sideways pushing other plants. Bougainvillea is a vine that blooms throughout the year, but especially in summer, its flowers have a wide variety of colors. Necessary care In general, it is a plant that does not require excessive attention. If you are an inexperienced gardener you will have no problem caring for a bougainvillea. The irrigation that we have to give to the Bougainvillea spectabilis is quite important. Although it is a plant that resists drought very well, it does not mean that it can grow better if the environment is more humid. Your watering must be adequate to maintain that balance between humidity and sun. During the growing period, you can water it moderately and reduce its amount in the dormant season. That is, when it does not have flowers. We will have to leave the soil somewhat dry. On the contrary, we will have to increase the irrigation a little more when it is the flowering season since, in turn, it is the warmest time of the year and it will lose water through evapotranspiration. As we have said before, it can grow in almost any type of soil, although it prefers the most fertile and clay-textured ones. In his compost, we can give him some organic compost in winter and autumn mixed with soil in a light way. For spring, it is better to use a mineral fertilizer so that it has sufficient forces for flowering. It can be applied dissolved in irrigation water or in the form of granules. If we have it in a pot, the substrate will be prefabricated and it will not take long in the container. Therefore, it is necessary to fertilize by diluting it in the irrigation water. Whatever the fertilizer, it should be low in nitrogen for the plant to stay strong and its flowering to be maximized. Fun facts - The plant does not require too much care, although it is sensitive to cold in the first years, as it grows it becomes more resistant. - They can be 1 to 12 m tall and grow on any terrain. - They become entangled in other plants using their sharp spikes that are covered with a black waxy substance. - It has 13 species within this group, the largest species growing around 5 cm. - It is very useful in the kitchen for both culinary and medicinal use. - It is native to South America and is named after a French military man who discovered the plant in Brazil in 1768. - It has 13 species within this group, the largest species growing around 5 cm. - Its flowers are very small, white and there are varieties with double flowers. - It lives in hot, semi-warm, semi-dry and temperate climates. - They have a very strong and thick stem so that it can be maintained. - Light is important for bougainvillea, especially when it is about to bloom. - The infusion of young leaves and bracts is used orally for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. Its flowers are very small, white and there are varieties with double flowers.