Raspberry Ice Bougainvillea shedding leaves!
While I was visiting Texas I found a new bougainvillea that I thought would be nice to bring home with me. Home is four hours away in New Mexico. I didn't think the car ride would stress the plant out too much, however now I'm not so sure. Within a week it's started shedding all of its leave and its blooms, and everyday more falls off. The workers at the nursery I got it from repotted it into a sufficient size pot, with a diameter of twelve inches. They watered it and the only instructions I was given was to not water it again until the soil was completely dry. It's not completely dry yet, so I still haven't watered it. The plant is about two feet tall, and it was full of leaves and blooms! I'm worried that if I look at it wrong it'll shake all of what's left of it off and be completely naked!