Bougainvillea Bonsai

The Bougainvillea tree itself makes a great bonsai tree in South Africa. They are known for their huge flowers that come in various sizes. When you see a Bougainvillea bonsai tree you will know it. They are consider a sub-tropical plant/tree specie. Originally, the Bougainvillea was found in South America.

How to Grow a Bougainvillea Bonsai

bougainvillea bonsai treeBougainvillea plants require full sun daily. Choosing the right spot to grow this bonsai is important. There are other things you need to take into account as well when growing bougainvillea bonsais in South Africa.

Make sure the soil you use is more on the acidic side. It’s important that the soil you have chosen is fast draining soil. Bougainvillea bonsai grow the best in hot and dry climates around the world.

There are a few steps you need to take to ensure your new bonsai grows well.

They need plenty of water. Additionally, fertilizer needs to be applied every couple of months to keep the plant well fed and growing nicely. Pruning them the proper way is also important and we will cover how to do that in this article.

Bougainvillea Bonsai Care Guide

  • They require hot/warm temperatures
  • Protect them from freezing temperatures
  • Water the plant well
  • Misting is also good as they like high humidity
  • They must be pruned regularly
  • The Bougainvillea bonsai needs to be repotted once every 2-3 years

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