Bouganvillea help

Discussion in 'Vines and Climbers' started by sungodess134, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. sungodess134

    sungodess134 Active Member

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    Port St. Lucie, FL
    Hi, I recently bought a beautiful golden bouganvillea. There was a display of them in some plastic hanging baskets which I thought was so unique, however they did not have the gold color I liked. I decided to make my own, I used a basket with a moss insert. The bouganvillea is dying, really just about dead. I know their roots do not like to be disturbed and I was very careful. My husband suggested that maybe it was not doing as well because it was in the basket with the moss instead of the plastic type I saw on display. Can anyone help me save this beautiful plant? I have a few others that are in the ground that thrive, just not this color. While we are on the subject, does anyone know how to sucessfully propagate a bouganvillea. Thanks so much in advance for any help you can give me.
  2. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Toronto, Ontario
    If you really want to save it, put it in some soil. Bougainvillea prefer nutrient-rich soils with medium drainage, and moss just won't cut it - your plant is starving.

    Once you've got it back on its feet, it's fairly easy to propagate by stem cuttings; use a softwood rooting hormone and limit watering for the first week or so.

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