I rarely water this section at all, and they thrive on the neglect. Again, this all happens once they have been established. Check out several of our bougainvillea around the property from over the past year.
I look forward to the growth and color that this structural plant will add to our sunny sides at El Presidio. Torchglow or Bangkok Red Bougainvillea do well in Tucson. For colorful bracts, plant any bougainvillea in direct sun. The more shade it has; the more it will just produce green leaves. If the plant freezes back, don't trim until spring. The root system is vigorous and will produce new leaves and stems in April. With some fertilizer, the plant will grow fuller, lusher, and sexier than before! Plus I also love how this plant looks again stucco. Stay tuned for more!