Bougainvillea are one of my favorite plants.I took these pictures recently while performing my home watch visits. I never get tired of the vibrant color. Bougainvillea love arid conditions and prefer drier soil and full sun. They love the hot, intense Florida sunshine and rarely seem bothered by drought-like conditions. They make the perfect plant for our area. Certain varieties can grow to sizes that are hard to manage, but I think the effort needed to keep them under control is well worth the view.