DESCRIPTION: The world’s most versatile and colourful plant. Bougainvilleas can be grown to the size and shape required. Bougainvillea have a long lifespan. Treat as a Pelargonium and you will not go wrong.
SOIL: We would recommend you use a Peat based compost. Give a good soak then allow to dry between waterings in the Summer. Water sparingly in the Winter. Feed every 7 days from mid February-October using a feed with a high potash content. Bougainvilleas are best grown in Terracotta pots, kept fairly pot bound and should never be repotted until they have climatised to their conditions, usually 2-3 weeks. When potting, support the rootball, place compost in position, water in to settle - DO NOT COMPRESS THE ROOTS. In warm weather you may find it beneficial to soak the pot in water before repotting.
POSITION: Full sun, can be grown on a windowsill, in a porch or conservatory. May be placed outside in the Summer.
PRUNING: Main prune at the end of February. You can lightly prune after each flush of flower.
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