What is the famous plant in UAE? The bougainvillea is one of the UAE’s most popular plants – and rightly so. The plant tends to have few if any, pest problems, and because of its varied and bright hues, it makes a welcome addition to any garden that’s in need of a bit of color. Native to South America, the bougainvillea is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes, and trees. The plant can grow from one to 12 meters tall and is typically used as an ornamental plant in areas with warmer climates. It produces white flowers, often surrounded by three or six brightly colored bracts (a modified leaf). It’s ideal for UAE gardens: it grows best in dry soil, thrives in full sunlight, and requires little water once established – although it should be noted that the growth rate varies depending on the variety. Propagation can be done easily with tip cuttings.