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Q.Bougainvillea Leaf Drop

Zone U.K. Midlands | bevdom1962 added on July 13, 2020 | Answered

We are following your instructions but the plant is loosing flowers and leaves. There is plenty of advice for flower drop which we think we have mastered but…. The leaves still keep yellowing and the drop off. Could we have some advice please many thanks. Sandra.

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Answered on July 13, 2020

Make sure you are not overwatering. Soil should be slightly dry before watering again. And they need plenty of sun. Do you have it inside or outside? They prefer to be outside, except when the temp drops below freezing. Their natural habitat is tropical areas of intense heat and low rainfall.
They are heavy feeders so either use a balanced (10-10-10) water soluble fertilizer regularly or a slow-release fertilizer twice a season.


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