Thai Delight Bougainvillea (BOUGAINVILLEA x buttiana ‘Thai Delight’)

Thai Delight Bougainvillea


What is Thai Delight Bougainvillea

The Bougainvillea is an unforgettable plant. Its giant, brightly-colored blooms that climb and cascade make the Bougainvillea an extraordinary addition to any landscape. And the Thai Delight Bougainvillea is extra special because of its vast array of pastel hues, whereas most Bougainvilleas are solid.

Rosy pinks, creamy whites, and soft lavender cover the bracts of this vine like a living Monet. And even more benefits make this plant extra special:

  • Color year-round: This evergreen perennial shows off brilliant color all throughout the year in warmer climates.
  • Great for container-growing: It’s easily grown in a hanging basket or stalked in a container – you can also bring it inside during cold weather.
  • Semi-dwarf for a manageable size: Bougainvilleas are huge, but the Thai Delight only grows to about half the average size, making it much more practical.

The Thai Delight Bougainvillea loves the heat, but if you don’t live in a subtropical climate, simply container plant and bring it inside when the temperature drops to 40 degrees. And if you have a sunny room, your Bougainvillea might still retain its gorgeous colors, even in the winter.

You’ll fall in love the Thai Delight, and you’ll want to plant it everywhere. The good news? You can. Bougainvilleas climb walls, trellises and pergolas effortlessly. They can also planted on top of a tall wall or planter to cascade down beautifully. Plus, this plant’s soft pastel colors look stunning contrasted against hard, dark brick and stone.

And you’ll be delighted as butterflies and hummingbirds gravitate towards the Thai Delight’s irresistible colors. Elegant and captivating, this sought-after Bougainvillea is a prime pick.

Thai Delight Bougainvillea (BOUGAINVILLEA x buttiana 'Thai Delight') BOUGAINVILLEA x buttiana 'Thai Delight'

How to Grow and Care for Thai Delight Bougainvillea

Thai Delight Bougainvillea (BOUGAINVILLEA x buttiana ‘Thai Delight’) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

Plant your Thai Delight Bougainvillea in full sun in a spot where it can either climb or cascade. Plant in a hole twice as wide, but just as deep as the root ball. Water thoroughly after planting to settle the roots.


Plant in a hanging basket or a large container where the vine can be stalked. Plant in high quality potting soil with organic matter. Bring indoors into a sunny spot when the temperature drops below 40.


Water deeply after planting. Allow the soil to dry before watering deeply again. Rain water is typically sufficient for the Bougainvillea, especially in humid climates.


Add a slow-release fertilizer at the beginning of the growing season, or add a water soluble fertilizer every 2 weeks.

Pest Control

If you see any pests, use a stream of water to remove them.


Wear impenetrable pruning gloves when pruning. Trim as desired for growth control.

Cold Weather Care

Do not allow the plant to be exposed to temperatures below 40. Bring inside and place in a sunny window. If you have a warm solarium, the plant may retain its leaves and some colors. If it loses its leaves and appears to “die” indoors in the winter, don’t worry, your plant will produce leaves and color again outside in the spring. Maintain your watering schedule.

Thai Delight Bougainvillea (BOUGAINVILLEA x buttiana ‘Thai Delight’) Details

Common name Thai Delight Bougainvillea
Botanical name BOUGAINVILLEA x buttiana 'Thai Delight'
Plant type Shrubs, Hedges
Hardiness zone 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
Growth rate Medium
Height 10-20 ft.
Width 6-10 ft.