Bouganvillia - Knowledgebase Question

Sunrise, Fl
Question by onions1971
August 7, 2009
I have two different colored bouganvilla vines that are growing beautifully, but they are no longer turning colors. What am I doing wrong and how can I make them start to bloom again? They are growing and appear to be very healthy! Help!
Thank you.
Mary Ann Kennedy

Answer from NGA
August 7, 2009


Bougainvilleas bloom on new growth so pruning every few months should encourage flowering. They grow, bloom, rest and then repeat the process, usually every 6-8 weeks. Too much nitrogen can keep them from blooming, as can lack of sufficient sunshine. If yours have bloomed in the past but are reluctant to bloom now, you may only need to prune them back to get them into the growth/bloom cycle again. Good luck with your garden!

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