Bougainvillea is part of genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes, or trees. Now available for sale 100 PCS mix of Bougainvillea seeds.
The inflorescence consists of large, colorful waxy flowers.
It is native to South America from Brazil west to Peru and south to southern Argentina.
Bougainvillea is a perennial vine that can grow to 30 feet, depending on the variety.
It needs full sun, is root hardy and will regrow in spring.
Bougainvillea needs at least six hours of full sun every day to thrive.
Choose a place with rich, well-drained soil with a pH of just over 6.0.
Bougainvillea won't do well in soil that retains too much water, so make sure the soil drains quite well.
They are extremely drought-resistant and thrive in almost any soil type that does not stay constantly wet.
They are perennials in USDA zone 9-11.
In the other USDA zones they can be grown as houseplants, in greenhouses and as container plants. Bougainvillea performs well in a relatively small container where its roots are slightly restricted. Use a regular potting soil without a high level of peat moss; too much peat retains moisture and may result in root rot. Any container used for growing bougainvillea must have at least one drainage hole.
They can also be grown in the landscape if treated as an annual.
Plant Type: Thorny ornamental vines
Plant Name: Bougainvillea
USDA Zones: Perennial in Zones 9-11
Package content: 1 bag x 100 PCS Bougainvillea Seeds
How To Grow Bougainvillea From Seeds
- Combine equal parts of peat moss and perlite and fill the seeding tray.
- Sow the bougainvillea seeds on the surface of the soil, then gently “rake them in” to a depth not more than 2 to 3 times the thickness of the seeds.
- Water the seeds lightly and allow the water to drain from the bottom of the tray.
An easy method for providing moisture without disturbing the seed is to plant in a shallow container that is 2 to 3 inches deep. Place the container in a larger tray filled with water. Leave the container to absorb water until the soil is moistened. Then remove the planted container and allow it to drain thoroughly. Keep the soil moist but not soaked.
- Cover the top of the tray, loosely, with plastic wrap. This helps keep the seeds moist before they germinate. When you see the first signs of green, remove the cover.
- Place the tray on a heat mat set to 75 degrees F.
- The Bougainvillea seeds may show some early signs of growth. Be patient, though.
Not all seeds will germinate at the same rate, even from the same parent plant.
Seeds may take 30 days to germinate, even longer, but the results are worth the wait.
- Bougainvillea thrives in full sun. At least 6 hours a day of direct sunlight is the minimal light required for good bloom. More hours of direct sun are better. Less than 6 hours the plant may not bloom very well.
- The colorful flowers we speak about on bougainvillea are actually bracts, not petals. The true flowers are tucked inside these leaf-like structures that come in bright colors. The bract color for bougainvillea may come in various shades of pink, red, purple, yellow, and white. And, they can change the color without warning.
- Differences in temperature, soil type and alkalinity, light exposure, and water can change the color of Bougainvillea.
- For a thriving Bougainvillea, the conditions and environment should remain stable.
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