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Bougainvillea 'Klong Fire'

Family Name: Nyctaginaceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Little Water Moderate Water Bonsai Ornamental Flowers Dry Soils / Drought Climber, Vine and Liana Woody


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana, Shrub
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status 1 Exotic

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Scrambling woody shrub, able to grow up to 4 - 8 m tall and with a spread of 1 - 1.5 m wide.
Stems Stems have thorns that are found at the leaf axils.
Flowers Flowers covered by double pinkish petal-like bracts.
Etymology Genus Bougainvillea is named after Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729 - 1811), who was a French naval officer.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Container Planting, Bonsai
Usage Hazard - Cons Spines/Thorns - Stem/Branch

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water, Little Water
Transplanting Tolerance Unknown / Unselect
Maintenance Requirements Unknown / Unselect


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Pink

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Master ID 32275
Species ID 6683
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.