Please check your local weekly temperature lows before ordering. Bougainvillea is a tropical plant that requires warm temperatures and full sun. Temperature lows must be above 40 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure safe shipment of this heat-loving plant. If your lows are below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, item ships at your own risk. Vibrant, cheerful, tropical bougainvillea bush can be trained to stay as a bush, grown in a hanging basket, or trained up a trellis or pergola. Versatile, and immensely showy, this 6-in. bush can be kept in its original pot for several years before needing re-potting. Bougainvillea are frost-sensitive, but can be wintered over indoors during cool weather. In the landscape, bougainvillea makes an excellent hot season plant, and its drought tolerance makes it ideal for warm climates year-round. Bougainvillea requires at least 5 hours of direct sun per day, and minimal water once established. Plant in quick-draining soil, and fertilize monthly.