Sometimes known as the paper flower, due to their thin and paper like bracts, Bougainivillea are originally native to South America, but now thrive in South East Asia and are a popular ornamental plant throughout homes and gardens in Thailand.
The Bougainivillea flower is generally white and small, with each cluster of three flowers surrounded by 3 to 6 colourful leaves, or bracts, which produce the Bougainivillea's vibrant colour, usually either pink, purple, red, magenta, orange, white or yellow.
They are known for their toughness, and require very little water to bloom. They grow rapidly in bright full sun, and flower all year in warm climates, especially when pruned properly.
They often remain pest free as well, and are a favourite as Thai house plants due to their attractive and robust characteristics.