NYCTAGINACEAE

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Bougainvillea spp.

Common names:  Paper flower

Light needs:  High light

Best temperatures:  Keep warm 60F (16C).  If slowly introduced, can tolerate 50F (10C)

Water and humidity needs:  Water thoroughly, letting soil dry out between watering.  Reduce watering during blooming period till spring.

Growing guidelines:  Use an all-purpose soil.  Fertilize twice a month while actively growing.  May be pruned heavily after blooming.

Common problems:  Cut back on water and increase light if not flowering.

Propagation:  Stem or root cuttings in late spring or early summer.

Comments:  Flower appear on new growth.

Currently in Greenhouse:  Yes

 

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