Bougainvillea Pink Pixie Small is a small variety of Bougainvillea, a tropical plant known for its brightly colored bracts that surround its small, inconspicuous flowers. Bougainvillea Pink Pixie Small has hot pink bracts that bloom continuously throughout the growing season, making it a popular ornamental plant.
Here are some general care guidelines for Bougainvillea Pink Pixie Small:
Light: Bougainvillea Pink Pixie Small requires full sun to thrive. It needs at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day to produce its vibrant bracts.
Watering: Water the plant deeply but infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Bougainvillea is drought-tolerant, but it will produce more flowers if it receives regular watering.
Soil: Bougainvillea Pink Pixie Small prefers well-draining soil that is slightly acidic. A cactus or succulent soil mix is ideal.
Fertilizer: Feed the plant with a high-phosphorus fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). This will encourage blooming.
Pruning: Bougainvillea Pink Pixie Small can be pruned to maintain its shape and encourage bushier growth. Prune after each blooming cycle to keep the plant compact and promote new growth.
Pests and diseases: Bougainvillea Pink Pixie Small is relatively pest and disease-resistant. However, it can be susceptible to aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs. Keep an eye out for any signs of infestation and treat as necessary.
Winter care: Bougainvillea Pink Pixie Small is not frost-tolerant and should be brought indoors or protected from freezing temperatures during the winter months. In areas with mild winters, the plant may go dormant and drop its leaves.
Remember, Bougainvillea Pink Pixie Small has thorns, so wear gloves and use caution when handling the plant. With proper care, Bougainvillea Pink Pixie Small can be a stunning addition to any garden or patio.