bougainvillea - Knowledgebase Question

Alta Loma, Ca
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Question by mbarndollar
August 20, 2010
I have several bougainvillea in containers. All of a sudden all of the flowers fall off, can you tell me what I am doing wrong?

Answer from NGA
August 20, 2010
Bougainvilleas bloom on about a 6 week cycle. They grow, flower, rest then grow and flower again. If all the flowers fell off suddenly, it could indicate a water stress problem. Check to make sure the leaves look healthy and that there are new flowers forming. If not, prune the stems back a little. This will sometimes keep the plant from resting between bloom cycles and will result in more flowers in a shorter length of time.

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