Bougainvillea can be used as a houseplant or hanging basket in cooler climates. In the landscape, it makes an excellent hot-season plant, and its drought tolerance makes it ideal for warm climates year-round. Its high salt tolerance makes it a natural choice for color in coastal regions.
It can be pruned into a standard but is also grown along fence lines, on walls, in containers and hanging baskets, and as a hedge or an accent plant. Its long arching thorny branches bear heart-shaped leaves and masses of papery bracts of flowers.
These 5-6"+ plantscome in 2.5" x 2.5" x 3.5" deep pots.
Bougainvilleas grow best in dry soil in very bright full sun and with frequent fertilization, but they require little water once established, and in fact will not flourish if over-watered. Hardiness zones 9b-11.