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Dyfed, United Kingdom Gb

how do I get my bougainvillea to flower? It's about 5 years old, flowered well for 2 years then I moved to Wales and first put it out during the summer and now have it indoors, no matter what I do it won't flower although it grows lots of green leaves! Tried cutting it down and moving it to more light less light, no change. Help!



Bougies need a minimum of 6 hours of direct sun to bloom, so I would check that first. I would also give it a feeding or two with tomato food, to make sure it doesn't lack phosphate. Cutting it down will reduce the bloom, since the buds form on the growing tips. Most kinds also bloom better if they are under slight drought stress, so I would make sure that the drainage is excellent, the watering frequency isn't too much, and the saucer isn't full. Hard to tell what else it might want.

4 Sep, 2010

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