Barbara Karst Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea 'Barbara Karst'
Barbara Karst Bougainvillea flowers
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Height: 10 feet
Spread: 24 inches
Beautiful showy vines full of bright magenta flowers and glossy green foliage create a beautiful eye catching accent piece; drought tolerant once established; an ideal choice for arbors and patios; adaptable as a houseplant
Features & Attributes
Barbara Karst Bougainvillea is covered in stunning fuchsia round flowers held atop the branches from late spring to mid fall. Its glossy pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year.
This is a multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with a spreading, ground-hugging habit of growth. This plant can be pruned at any time to keep it looking its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Barbara Karst Bougainvillea can be expected to grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This houseplant requires direct sun for optimal performance, and should therefore be situated in a room that gets bright sunlight for a good part of the day; it is not a good choice for rooms lit only by artificial light. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and may die if left in standing water for any length of time. This plant should be watered when the surface of the soil gets dry, and will need watering approximately once each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.
-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --