The Q&A Archives: Fertilizing Bougainvillea

Question: What is the recommended fertilizer program for growing Bougainvillea in pots. Including type, and ppm?

Answer: Actually bougainvillea grow and flower better if they are stressed for nutrients and water. Fertilize once in spring with a product such as 15-30-15, following package instructions. Thereafter, watch the plant for signs of nutrient deficiency such as yellowing leaves. Only apply fertilizer if the plant needs it.

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