Growing Bougainvillea

I need help on planting and growing. I live in zone 8.
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September 10, 20170 found this helpful

If you live in zone 8, it should be fine to plant your bougainvilleas in the ground. However, if you live in a zone lower than 8, it is best to plant them in pots. Here is how to take care of your bougainvilleas once they are planted.

Step 1
Choose a nice sunny spot for your bougainvilleas. They need at least 6 hours of sun a day to grow and produce flowers. Don't plant them in a high wind area. Furthermore, protect them during freezing temperatures during the winter months, this will kill your plants.

Step 2
When choosing a location for your plants take into consideration that the plant is notorious for dropping their leaves and flowers. So find a place that the dead leaves and flowers won't make too much of a mess in the rest of your garden.

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Step 3
After the blooming cycle, you will need to lightly prune the plant. This helps the plant grow faster and bloom again.

Step 4
You will need to fertilize your plants every six weeks or after the blooming cycle. I would suggest using an Osmocote fertilizer that is 18-6-12.

Step 5
The plant should be watered so the soil is moist. Don't over water the plant and keep the soil soggy. Wait until the soil dries out before watering the plant again.

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