It reached the roof of the house and almost covered the entire wall behind it. Unfortunately, getting it onto those trellises required some pruning. That's when they should be blooming like crazy, at least around here, it is. Keep the plant well watered when first planted, but then keep dry for more flowers once established. Answer: I don't recommend any particular ratio. Will they bloom back properly? Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on May 25, 2015: I love bougainvillea. It has lots of stripped leaves. Want to take it out outside, when can i do it? The best times are in between bloom cycles. Place in the sunniest spots in your garden for maximum blooming activity. They can become broken in high winds. This can be good if the plant is over-watered. Anywhere plastic touches the plant will be damaged.

Maybe they will got it later, as they said they had had several requests for it. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on May 12, 2017: I write a garden blog called "In the Garden with Maria". If you have time, let me know how it does. No, a bougainvillea will typically bloom from April to December, with the heaviest bloom-time in spring and autumn. I have tried what I think to be everything. @tracy-arizmendi: Thank you, Tracy1973. I do this frequently with azaleas. The largest ones are a greenish-brown. Take care planting or replanting a bougainvillea.

Gregory Jones from IL on February 13, 2015: I landscaped in Florida for about 10 years and love the large varieties of color of bougainvillea. Mine is just now beginning to put out new growth. Green leaves can be seen on the bottom half of the plant.

The point at which it comes out of the ground should be set slightly higher than the surrounding soil level to encourage better drainage.

If you live in an area that's prone to cool fall or winter nights, plant the vine on a trellis or other support on a south-facing wall of a building, or let the plant cascade over a warm, stone or brick wall. Her work has appeared in health, medical and scientific publications such as Endocrinology and Journal of Cell Biology. When there were leaves, were they bug-eaten? I'm really sorry I can't provide more of an answer, but I will need more information in order to do so. I have loved bougainvillea since I first saw one on a trip to San Francisco. Thanks for reading my article, and for your question. Help!

I live in SW Florida, My bougainvillea is barely flowering. Question: I have bougainvillea growing around rebar in a pot -- should I cut out the rebar and plant it for it to thrive? Question: Why do the bougainvillea’s color fade away? We have sandy soil so I add compost with cow manure and bogainvelia fertilizer. Wouldn't it be wonderful if they would grow everywhere? I just love them.... wonderful colours,no maintenance to speak of,just lots of sunshine. My husband takes his trimmer saw every 2 wks or so and "trims" our bougainvillea as if it is a green shrub. vines, hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 and 11, need regular fertilizing and full sun to remain healthy and … Bougainvilleas bloom on the green wood at the tips of long tendril-like limbs.

SHOULD I POT IN THE GROUND OR PLANT IN A POT AND WHICH SIDE OF THE HOUSE WORKS BEST FOR IT. It looks hideous and all the blooms are cut off.