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Zone Zone 7 Arkansas | brgone7680 added on August 16, 2015 | Answered

I had ordered a Bougainvillea through an online nursery. When it arrived, I got a plant with anout 8 inches of stem and like 6 leaves on top. What do I do with this? Do I let it grow or can I cut down to try and get some bushier growth? I am new to this plant and not sure what to do. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thank you. I had planned on keeping as a houseplant.

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Answered on August 16, 2015

Thank you for you response. I re-potted Into a small pot as It did not come in one. How much sun will It take or should i leave in Indirect lighting for now

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Answered on August 16, 2015

As long as there are some roots, and the leaves look healthy, I would just plant it. If you are going to keep it inside, just make sure it is getting enough light; bougainvillea grows outside in mild climates.
I would start with a small pot; don't stress the roots by putting it in too large of a pot. Then re-pot it in larger pots gradually as the roots grow.
If you contact the nursery where you purchased it, they will at least have notes in case it doesn't survive.

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