Bougainvilla Hanging Plant - Knowledgebase Question

Fairhope, AL
Question by AuntAli0818
April 26, 2007
My Bougainvilla Hanging Basket has blooms on one side, but the other side it has just the stems (sticks) that are long. It looks like the wind blew the blooms off that were once there. Do I need to trim back the sticks or leave them alone for them to bloom again?


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Answer from NGA
April 26, 2007

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I would trim the stems back to encourage new growth. You don't have to remove them completely, unless they are obviously dead. Bougainvilleas are relatively tough plants so pruning won't harm them a bit.

Best wishes with your bougainvillea!

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