Bougainvillea - Knowledgebase Question

Laguna Woods, ca
Question by rpsparke
July 2, 2007
We just repotted bougainvilleas into 18

Answer from NGA
July 2, 2007


Once the roots become established in their new homes, you bougainvilleas will grow vigorously. It just takes a little time for them to adjust (bougainvilleas seem to dislike having their roots disturbed so they'll take their time, but will eventually adjust). As for blooming, bougainvilleas have specific cycles; they grow new foliage, then bloom, then rest for a few weeks, then start the cycle all over again. Between the foliage growth and the resting stage, it can take 6 weeks between bloom cycles. The good new is, in your mild climate, bougainvilleas will bloom year around. So, expect new flowers in 4-6 weeks.

Best wishes with your garden!

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