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Bougainvillea glabra is an evergreen climbing plant with thorny stems, native to South America. In Britain it's grown as a houseplant, typically in sunny, humid conservatories and greenhouses, where conditions mimic those of its native subtropical habitat. It bears clusters of tiny white flowers surrounded by colourful bracts in a range of colours from pink and purple to red.
For best results grow Bougainvillea glabra in a large container, which you can move outside in summer. When pruning, cut back side shoots to three to four buds. Feed with a nitrogen-rich fertiliser when it comes into growth in spring, followed by a potash-rich fertiliser when the flower buds appear. Protect from frost and water sparingly in winter
Plant type: Deciduous climber
Flower colour: Pink, Mixed
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Moist, Sandy
Skill level: Experienced
Time to prune: February to March
Time to plant: January to December
Flowering period: January to December
I have a bougainvillea growing in my garden unfortunately although growing well (its about 10' tall and bushy) it doesnt flower which is very dissapointing...... I live in the North East of England, is this a factor?
It needs full sun and less water for flowering.It should get 11 to 12 hours of sun
mine dries out so quick in my conservatory,i was told to let it completely dry in between watering, it's now loosing its leaves last of flowers just about finished, its about 8ft tall, do i cut down as it has 3 about 3 very tall branches,?
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