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History on the Bougainvillea plant

Bougainvillea is a perennial vine that can grow to 30 feet, depending on the variety. It needs full sun, is root hardy and will regrow in spring. Its bracts “bloom” MayDecember on new wood. Heavy pruning, lack of water and fertilizer low in nitrogen encourage blooming. The growth rate of bougainvillea varies from slow to rapid, depending on the variety. They tend to flower all year round in equatorial regions. Elsewhere, they are seasonal, with bloom cycles typically four to six weeks.Bougainvillea plants need plenty of water while in bloom. The rule of thumb is to apply enough water to thoroughly soak the root zone and to not water again until the soil dries out. The amount of water bougainvillea that vines need and how often watering is needed depend on the soil type and the drainage available. Bougainvillea thrives in full sun. At least 5 hours a day of direct sunlight is the minimal light required for good bloom. … If grown indoors, in shade or partial shade, you will have nice vegetative growth, but little or no bloom.

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