Foliage doesn't grow on my bougainviller - Knowledgebase Question

Destin, FL
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Question by francynelang
May 19, 2006
Since this spring, my bougainviller has a small leafage. Kind of loose it now. Why its leaves are so small and then fall? However, it still blooming...

Answer from NGA
May 19, 2006

It sounds like something is stressing your bougainvillea plant. This is usually due to something damaging the roots. Drought, soggy soil, damage from a weed killer used nearby or digging around the roots are all possible causes. I suggest you try fertilizing it and then water it well but don't keep the soil soggy wet. If there are weeds around it pull them and give it a mulched area to keep the weed competition away.

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