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Tropical Garden, Batu Caves, Malaysia
Gardening is part of my life and I want to share that portion of my zeal and joy with you. These are my thoughts, my experiences and life work. I hope it enrich and add value to you too.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Be Again Another Villa!



What is pink when born, turn to cream and later wears a dash of green on its spine?
I still wonder how it manage to change the pink to cream.

I had purchased this bougainvillea few years ago, but due to the shaded environment it had not flowered yet. Its a surprise to me as the thorns are very soft & docile. This one is a cascading type and it requires a stick to support it.

Variegation is a wonderful thing, you cannot expect to find something like this unless its a hybrid.
Even the matured leaves has that hazy watercolour effects painted on its leaves and each leaves are unique by its own design. It reminds of me of marbles - something which I used to play in my childhood.

Probably it might be the colours of a villa?
But wait, there were not variegated types when this one was named.

What does these colours reminds you?




7 comments:

  1. Save for the hazy water colour effect, my variegated baby rubber plant leaves looks like these leaves ;-) The leaves are beautiful. The soft thorns are a bonus. I hope the plant will show the flower bracts soon.

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  2. I love Bougainvilleas - the more variegated, the better. I'm enchanted with plants that change colors as well.

    I found your site through Nell Jean - I'm going to add you to my reader. Nice work!

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  3. That variegation is beautiful, and tempting with the lack of thorns. I am always dazed by the many choices of bougies out there.

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  4. James, Not sure what. the colours remind me of, Turkish Delight perhaps?? It is anyway a lovely plant. Do you have any idea of the colour of the flower?

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  5. James, I have a bougainvillea that looks like yours. It has striking pink flowers but few thorns. Yes, a cascading type which I plant near my fencing and I'm am patiently waiting for it to cascade down to the drain! I notice that when I water more often, there will be more foliage but when I water less, apply fertilizer and when season is dry and hot, it tend to bloom. The leaves of yours look very healthy.

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  6. Hi James, that is a pretty looking plant. I am thinking the reddish leaves remind me of poinsettias.

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  7. Liza - Thank you for adding as a reader, look forward to hear from you more often.

    Barry - Turkish Delight - Hmmm.. sounds like Narnia series when one of the boys asked the witch for a snack (lol)

    Belle - I really don't remember it as pink but rather a striking magenta. Yes you are right about the character concerning the flowering - reducing the water & fertilising helps. Just waiting for the right time.

    Thanks Stephanie, Floridagirl & Sue for your lovely comments.

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