Boiugainvilleas in pots - Knowledgebase Question

sacramento, Ca
Question by mattcrooks
September 30, 2009
i have a bougainvillea

Answer from NGA
September 30, 2009


It sounds as though your bougainvillea is getting too much water. They prefer soils on the dry side and the amount of water your other plants need is just a bit too much for your bougainvillea. Your annuals will die back soon and at that time you can reduce watering to make your bougainvillea happy. Just a heads-up: Bougainvilleas are frost tender so you'll need to move the container to a protected area in your garden to keep the roots from freezing over the winter months.

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