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bougainvillea changed color

Posted by Ponder_JS 8 b (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 30, 13 at 16:43

I recently bought a pink tinted bougainvillea at HD in Jacksonville. I call it pink tinted because it was only 95% pink with some white. I repotted it into a bigger pot and plan to keep it in my greenhouse. After the pink blooms fell off it came back totally white. There was one bloom with some pink on it.
Can anyone tell me how to make it turn pink again?

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RE: bougainvillea changed color

A search produced this from

Flower color changes can be caused by changes in temperature, soil nutrition and/or by viral diseases. There isn't a way to change the color.

RE: bougainvillea changed color

Might it be sunlight - or a lack thereof?

RE: bougainvillea changed color

Thank you for the comments.
The plant probably gets a similar amount of sun as it did in HomeDepot. It is in my greenhouse with a clear plastic roof, with early morning and late afternoon shade. I put it in a bigger pot with good garden soil and keep it watered. I kind of assume the change is from nutrition but don't know what fertilizer and micronutrients bougainvillea prefers. Could also be ph change I suppose.

RE: bougainvillea changed color

It's very pretty. At least you can get yours to flower. I don't have good luck with bougainvillea.

RE: bougainvillea changed color

I had that happen to a Poinsettia was red when I purchased it and when it rebloomed the following year it was White!! From the research I did I found out that sometimes because they breed these in so many colors the gene pool gets mixed and sometimes they carry more than one color in the plant and can change colors? It way beyond my comprehension,lol...

I have a bougainvillae that I'm trying to grow as a Bonsai...Here's a picture of it last January when it was blooming...

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