Scientific Name: 
Bougainvillea spp.

Common Name: 


How is this plant unsafe?

How do you plant safely?


  • Sap is mildly toxic if ingested in large quantities, puncture by thorns can lead to dermatitis due to coating on surface.
  • Use caution when working with this plant and consider wearing protective clothing such as long sleeves, long pants, gloves, sturdy shoes and eye protection.
  • There are many species, cultivars and varieties of this plant available in the nursery trade, caution should be used with all types.