Bougainvillea Vera: Stunning Blooms To Last All Season
Who can resist the plumes of bright reddish-purple flowers? Bougainvillea Vera is a shrub with a bushy growth habit, making it distinct from many other bougainvillea varieties that are vines. The brightly colored flowers are less sensitive to the shortening day length, which means they bloom freely throughout the year. In fact, the blooms hold their color even with age, adding to their beauty.
Blooms in Round Clusters
Bougainvillea Vera produces stunning bright reddish-purple flowers in round clusters. These clusters are surrounded by colorful bracts that make the blooms even more attractive. This feature makes it a popular ornamental plant in gardens and conservatories.
A Climbing Plant Native to South America
Bougainvillea glabra is a climbing plant native to South America, with thorny stems. In Britain, it’s commonly grown as a houseplant in sunny, humid conservatories and greenhouses, where conditions mimic those of its native subtropical habitat.
Best Practices for Growing Bougainvillea Vera
For best results, grow Bougainvillea Vera in a large container if you plan on container planting. If planting Vera outside, keep in mind this plant cannot withstand frost and needs fast-draining soil to prevent root rot.
Prune To Your Heart’s Content
When pruning, cut back side shoots to three or four buds. Feed the plant with a nitrogen-rich fertilizer when it comes into growth in spring, followed by a potash-rich fertilizer when the flower buds appear. Protect it from frost and water it sparingly in winter. By following these best practices, you can ensure that your Bougainvillea Vera will thrive and produce beautiful, colorful blooms.
The best news is that Bougainvillea ‘Vera’ has no toxic effects reported. Many cultivars of Bougainvilla produce toxic chemicals that can make pets or people sick, but not Vera!