Answer:bougainvilleas, and I live in the Pacific Northwest. Sadly, the plants cannot take our winter temperatures and must be protected from October through April. Keep yours in a pot and take it indoors during the winter months, then take it back outdoors when weather warms in the spring. When you move your bougainvillea from indoors to out and back again, you'll need to make the change gradually so your plant won't go into shock. I simply take mine outdoors for a few hours a day beginning in mid-April, bringing it back indoors for the night. Each day it stays out longer, until by the end of the week it's ready to spend the night outdoors. I just reverse the process in late September when it's time to bring it back indoors. You can expect some leaf drop when it comes indoors. The light intensity is different and so is the humidity - but the plant will adjust and begin growing and flowering again in a few short weeks.
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