Pic of the day: The Bougainvillea
I call it the 'tissue paper' plant. But, within the horticulture, botany world it is known as a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes, and trees with flower-like spring leaves near its flowers. Their colours are vibrant, looks somewhat flimsy and are just beautiful!
Bougainvillea is a tropical shrub-like vine that bursts forth with colorful flowers for 11 months of the year if it's planted in the right climate. To grow bougainvillea, plant it in full sun, slightly acidic and well-drained soil, and a relatively hot and dry climate. Continue caring for your bougainvillea plant by watering sparingly, fertilizing every few months, pruning at the end of the season, and training it the climb a nearby wall or trellis. When cared for properly, this beautiful plant should return each year.