All species of Bougainvillea are tolerant of the various soil types here in central Florida, but they do require good soil drainage for successful growth. They also require plenty of sunlight for growth and color. All bougainvilleas are considered tropical and are sensitive to freezing temperatures.
Planting: Although bougainvilleas grow in a variety of soils, the best growth can be expected when plants are set in well-drained, improved soil, in full- or half-day sun. Plants should be placed in the ground at soil level.
Watering: Water regularly after planting to encourage a deep root system, then reduce to only as needed. Bougainvillea are drought-tolerant plants and perform beautifully in any xeriscape landscape.