next time you think of adding these plants to your space consider these points, never keep/grow bougainvilleas in these 3 places-
1) When you have small children at home, and when there are curious mischievous pets! cats and dogs at home. The Bougainvillea plants have very sharp pointed thorns that can hurt anyone and create a lot of pain. Unknowingly getting scratched by the thorns can make the skin break to a rash or even get septic. Better to avoid these plants in such homes.
2) The Bougainvillea flowers and plant leaves are loved by rats! There is always danger that rat urine can be dropped by near the plants. never keep these plants in your bedroom window or living room window in case there are pests and rats coming by as they increase the risk of diseases. My terrace garden bougainvilleas plants are always chewed upon by rats and most times goes barren , but they spring back in less time. Also from feng shui point of view Feng Shui masters advise to avoid thorny and sharp pointed plants to be grown in bedroom or relationships sectors as they harm the relationships and inmates suffer a lot in maintaining peace and harmony.
3) Very important to keep the plants at the correct level. Choose a place to keep your bougainvilleas at a lower level or much higher level from the eye level.
Bougainvilleas are awesum showy plants that hardly require any care for flowering, but need regular trimming to manage the thorny stems. and add them for beauty, color and energy to your garden. Choose spots where they receive direct sunlight but do not come in high traffic areas , that is where people keep walking by regularly.
My practical special tip! We had plenty growing in huge containers but the maintenance was quite tiring, to trim a thorny stem is not an easy task! So grow the bougainvilleas in small containers only, they will give you more blooms. and also require less trimming effort! Tie the plants to give them shape or let them flow over a trellis so that the stems are in shape. and Enjoy the summery colours, All the Best from Rizwana!
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