Bougainvillea offers green foliage year-round and brilliant blooms in summer. Walking on Hanoi street these days, people can easily catch beautiful moments of bougainvillea.
Bougainvillea is called hoa Giay (paper flower) in the Vietnamese language because its bracts are thin and papery.
Bougainvilleas are quintessential tropical vines, known for their drought tolerance and lavishly brilliant flowers.
Gardeners caring for bougainvillea don’t need to worry much about water once the plants mature. They irrigate only when the plants start to wilt and the soil is dry.
Bougainvillea is also a very attractive genus for Bonsai enthusiasts, due to its ease of planting and radiant flowering. They can be kept as indoor houseplants in temperate regions and kept small by bonsai techniques.
Bougainvillea is a genus of thorny ornamental vines and bushes. The inflorescence consists of colorful sepal-like bracts which surround three simple flowers.
These tropical vine-like shrubs are drought tolerant, love the sun, and pack a huge punch of color.
The leaves are alternate, simple ovate-acuminate. The actual flower of the plant is small and generally white, but each cluster of three flowers is surrounded by three or six bracts with the bright colors associated with the plant, including pink, magenta, purple, red, orange, white, or yellow.
It can be grown along fence lines, on walls, in containers and hanging baskets, and as a hedge or an accent plant.
Bougainvilleas are rapid growers, flowering all year-round in the tropics and subtropics.
The species grow one to 12 meters tall, scrambling over other plants with their spiky thorns.