A Bougainvillea Plant is native to the rain forests of Brazil, Peru, and southern Argentina. Bougainvillea Plants, with their thorny, woody, tropical vines, produce beautiful clusters of red, pink, orange, white, yellow, purple, and magenta paper-like bracts. The bracts of a Bougainvillea Plant surround the actual flower, which is usually small and white. Bougainvillea flowers appear on branches 18-20 inches long. Once used primarily as an outdoor plant, a Bougainvillea Plant is now commonly used as a popular and spectacular houseplant.
These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants