Bougainvillea 'Helen Johnson'

The Bougainvillea 'Helen Johnson' is a mutant found on a nursery in the 1980s. It is a very suitable ground cover, which requires little or no pruning. Is drought tolerant, only needs occasional watering to stay in bloom. Occasionally an individual plant will make long branches and then show the original growth habit, from which it has mutated. Plant in full sun, Bougainvilleas crave full sun all day long. A small caterpillar can eat the leaves. Black feces are proof of this. Young leaves are rolled up to protect the caterpillar. 

Bougainvilleas thrive in the dry and sunny climate of Curaçao.