Bougainvillea brought in for the winter
I have a two year old Bougainvillea that I brought in around labor Day. I haven't watered it since then. It seems to do better without my watering it often and it seems happy inside! The bracts are appearing more than they did outside! and lots of little leaves are budding! Some leaves have fallen off lately so I am thinking it is time for some water.
I've heard they sort of shut down in winter when brought inside. With the bracts being so prolific is mine shutting down? And all these new leaves. It doesn't seem to be unhappy. Are these bracts the last hurrah before shutting down/dying? I didn't get bracts when I brought it in last year but I also watered it alot more then.
When leaves start falling off, that is my cue to water it although some fall off for awhile normally when it is brought inside. I may water it soon anyway but wanted to know what you'all thought.
It is in the same pot it hangs in when outside but underneath it is bowl that will catch whatever water will drain out of it. It is on top of a bureau where half the leaves (the ones with the bracts at this point) are in the sunny kitchen and the other half are in the less sunny living room.
(not a Southerner but someone who does love the South.)