Food for Bougainvilleas - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by Silkys85
June 20, 2007
I recently translanted 2 Bougainvilleas from a pot to the soil in a very sunny spot. The plants are doing well they are VERY green, however no colorful flowers have spouted. What do I feed the plant for flower grow? I have been feeding it Miracle Grow 10-10-10 - but still no flowers....

Answer from NGA
June 20, 2007
Bougainvillea are heavy feeders and respond best to feeding every week or two with ? strength water soluble fertilizer, e.g., Peter's 20-20-20, Excel 21-5-20, Miracle Grow or Rapid Grow. With high light and consistent feeding, the plants will bloom at least 11 months of the year. Straight hibiscus food has also been a very successful fertilizer.

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