Specie: B. spectabilis
Name in Latin: Nyctaginaceae
Name in English: The Four O'Clock Family
Origin: native to South America from Brazil west to Peru and south to southern Argentinat
Growth Habit: thorny, woody vines growing anywhere from 1 to 12 meters tall, scrambling over other plants with their spiky thorns. The thorns are tipped with a black, waxy substance. They are evergreen where rainfall occurs all year, or deciduous if there is a dry season.
Flower:small and white, each cluster of three flowers is surrounded by three or six bracts t
Blooming Period: spring/summer
Leaf: leaves are alternate, simple ovate-acuminate
Care and Handling
Soil: multipurpose potting soi
Amount of water: drench the soil and let it become moderately dry between waterings.
Nutrition: feed weekly with a water soluble fertilizer. Do not fertilize in the winter. An alternative is a granular slow release fertilizer if applied annually in the early spring
In the landscape, it makes an excellent hot season plant, and its drought tolerance makes bougainvillea ideal for warm climates year-round. Bougainvillea has a high salt tolerance, which makes it a natural choice for color on coastal regions