A white Bougainvillea flower surrounded by pink and white bracts under sunlight
bougainvillea
Bougainvillea

One of the most popular tropical vines in Colombia, that can be maintained in tree form due to the tropical climate. Bougainvilleas are more common on the coast than the interior and are cultivated below 8,500 feet. The flowers are inconspicuous but the bracts come in many vibrant colors. Bougainvillea grows vigorously, needs no supplemental water, and with its thorns can provide added protection and beautification for walls. Many Colombians have walls surrounding the side and back of their property and use multi-colored, broken bottles cemented to the top of the wall as added protection. It is very ugly and can easily be breached by breaking the glass off the portion of the wall you want to scale. Like most things in Colombia, walls are rarely maintained. It would be much better to hide the broken glass and dirty walls with Bougainvilleas or other vines for added security and beauty. Having this vine growing on top of the roof would also provide added protection and beautification. Many houses are robbed via the roof where tile or shingles are easily lifted to allow access inside. Again, most Colombians donĀ“t maintain anything, so roofs lose their color quickly and turn dreary. This vine can provide color and a couple of feet of layered protection. It is a simple and inexpensive improvement, yet rarely done in Colombia where security is a concern, but beautifying your surroundings is not.

Beautiful purple bracts and surrounding a white bougainvillea flower
Bougainvillea with two white flowers surrounded by red purplish bracts
A white, green and yellow Bougainvillea flower with white bracts
A yellow Bougainvillea flower surrounded by purple-magenta bracts
Bright red Bougainvillea bracts with white flowers in sunlight
A cluster of bright pink bougainvillea bracts
A yellow Bougainvillea flowers surrounded by purple-magenta bracts
White bracts with pink and yellow flowers
A cluster of Bougainvillea purple bracts with yellow flowers
Two white Bougainvillea flowers and pink bracts
White Bougainvillea flowers with dark red bracts
White and yellow Bougainvillea flowers surrounded by purple bracts in sunlight
A cluster of white and pink Bougainvillea bracts
Bougainvillea shrub whith beautiful red bracts on the tip of the branch reaching towards the blue sky
Two white flowers surrounded by three white bracts
A white Bougainvillea flower with bright pink bracts
Three white Bougainvillea flowers with red purplish bracts
White bracts with yellow green flowers
Four white Bougainvillea flowers and bright red bracts
A cluster of red-pink Bougainvillea bracts
White Bougainvillea flower surrounded by white bracts
Orange bracts Bougainvillea under a blue sky
A cluster of Bougainvillea with white bracts
Two white flower and dark pink bracts
Pretty girl standing in front of a bougainvillea bush with white and pink bracts
Branches of red bougainvillea branches
White flower Bougainvillea with white bracts
White Bougainvillea flowers surrounded by bright red bracts under sunlight
A white Bougainvillea flower surrounded by rose-red bracts
A white and yellow Bougainvillea flower surrounded by purple bracts under sunlight
A white and yellow Bougainvillea flower surrounded by purple bracts
Purple Bougainvillea and five white flowers
Branches of red Bougainvillea bracts under a blue sky
White Bougainvillea flowers with pink bracts in sunlight
Clusters of pink and white Bougainvillea bracts
Variegated Bougainvillea with pink bracts and white flowers
A circle cluster of purple-pink bracts
A white Bougainvillea flower surround by three red bracts which is surrounded by variegated leaves in sunlight
Golden yellow Bougainvillea bracts
A cluster of reddish purple Bougainvillea bracts
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