Bougainvillea spectablis 'Magenta' Bush Form
Bougainvillea spectablis 'Magenta' Bush Form
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Bougainvillea spectablis 'Magenta' Bush Form

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Bougainvillea spectablis                    

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Common Names: Paperflower

Family: Nyctaginaceae 

Origin: Tropical & Subtropical Americas

Growth: Bushy, vining

Light: Bright

Foot Candles: 250+

Water: Moderately moist 

Humidity: 40%+

Temperature: 16°C - 32°C

Soil: Well draining potting mix 

Container: Hanging basket, trellis

Nutrients: 10-20-10 to encourage flowering  

Propagation: Seed, mature stem cuttings, root cuttings

Interiorscape Use: Seasonal colour

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Possible for plant to drop flower buds before blooming if water schedule is altered.

Comments: Plant has different uses depending on where in the world it is. Typically grown as an annual or bonsai in northern climates. The ‘flowers’ are actually leaf bracts used to attract pollinators to the much smaller smaller flowers within. These bracts come in pink, purple, orange, yellow and white with magenta being the most common colour. The plant has thorny stems.

Toxicity: Safe.