I bought a beautiful bougainvillea plant a few months ago (Thanksgiving) and foolishly I didn't do any research on the plant before I re-potted it. The pot I chose was 2-3 inches bigger than the nursery pot it came in. Not too long after that all of the blooms began to fall off followed by the leaves. I then did some research and realized that bougainvilleas like to be root bound and most like the pot I bought was too big. I figured it would be more traumatic to replant it again so I left it as it was and hoped for the best.
It's now been a few months and some of the leaves have begun to grow back but not very many. What's most surprising is that I have 2 branches of new growth that are completely covered in leaves and blooms.
Did I kill off part of my plant? Is there anything I can do to get the mature branches to produce again?