Bougainvillea confusion

boothbay(7)March 29, 2011

I've grown some through the years and sometimes have bad results with them once i bring them indoors in Sept cause of oncoming Fall. Out in my patio he grew nicely in a 8" hanging pot. When i brought it in, i was expecting the inevitable...flower bracts dropping and so later the leaves...but this did not happen to my surprise. The bracts lasted awhile and now, 6 months later in that same south window, the leaves are healthy looking. I always thought they needed a drought period, the result would be all the leaves dropping. Now this Spring I wonder if i should just leave it and start fertilizing or repot it to get it ready for the summer journey to my patio? Also, I read somewhere, that once all the leaves drop off, to cut the plant almost to the base for it to bloom on new growth. Its the "Barbra Kurt" variety.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Sorry, here is my plant left it out in original post.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2011 at 8:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Where I live, bougainvillea grows in the hottest, driest places, year round. There are slightly more flowers in the summertime but I don't think it ever goes dormant. I admit, I have never grown it as a houseplant, it grows like a weed my back yard. Depending on where you live, it might slow down in winter due to temperature and not enough sun. If you want it to grow healthiest, I would give it as much sun and heat as possible.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2011 at 8:10PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Making roots larger on Ficus 'Ginseng'
Hi! This is my first post ever on the forums! I recently...
Id please of vine with pretty flowers
Guessing it's a tropical as it cannot take the cold....
Strelitzia Nicolai help please
I have just bought one and I know they are huge and...
New Ficus Tree Plant
Happy New Year my new Ficus tree plant
Bird of Paradise 'Mandella's Gold' Flower
After years of waiting, my Mandella's Gold BOP has...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™