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The Keys to Growing Beautiful Bougainvilleas

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 05:40:46 AM

Bougainvillea, in all the vivid colors of the tropics, is very easy to encourage blooming.  The keys to promoting flowering in bougainvillea are:

1. Prune

2. Fertilize lightly

3. Less water.

Remember this: bougainvillea blooms on new growth.  Prune back your plant and lightly fertilize.  This will promote new growth and flowering.  On November 1, I pruned the bougainvillea next to my house.  The next day I applied some 8-3-9 granular fertilizer and watered lightly.


My bougainvillea on November 1, prior to pruning.








Bougainvillea on November 19, coming into bloom