In 1768 Admiral Louis de Bougainville discovered the vine that bears his name.
Through the ensuing years, this Brazilian beauty has assumed its rightful place as one of the most popular, spectacular and most beautiful tropical plants.
The vibrant red and pink color comes not from three small white tubular flowers but rather from the three large paper-like bracts that surround each flower, hence the nickname "paper-flower".
Great bonsai for indoors. 68 years old. 40" tall. Trunk diameter 9.5". Potted in a 23" ceramic blue oval container as shown.