Bougainvillea Blooms - Knowledgebase Question

Port Charlotte, Fl
Question by beachme
November 19, 2009
I have 8 bougainvillea plants and only has blooms. I have been feeding them the bougainvillea products. What is wrong? What can I do to get them to bloom?

Answer from NGA
November 19, 2009


Bougainvilleas bloom on new wood, on a 4-6 week cycle. The best practice is to prune immediately after flowering to encourage the development of new flowering wood. I suggest pruning it back now, and expect it to flower in about four weeks. These plants flower best under stress so try keeping the plant slightly on the dry side. It also likes heat and tolerates reflected heat well. Hope this information helps!

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