Tropicals forum: Bougainvelia - Potting Mix

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Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
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RCanada
Apr 26, 2015 8:26 AM CST
What soil mix is best suited for the Bougainvelia. I keep my Adeniums and Hoya's in a free draining mix.
This plant was given to me and it looks to be in a coconut coir mix and I am assuming from a garden center.
Rick
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Apr 27, 2015 10:20 AM CST
I keep mine in a very well draining soil, and do not disturb the roots, those fine roots do not like it.

Your area is more rainy than ours, so maybe you have to add more pumice and perlite to really keep it well draining.
Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
Seed Starter Peonies Plumerias Dog Lover Hibiscus Region: Canadian
Tropicals Keeps Horses Cactus and Succulents Adeniums
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RCanada
Apr 27, 2015 6:07 PM CST
Thanks tarev,
I love these plants and had one years ago. Nice to have another.
Appreciate your help.
Rick
"Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I received"

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