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Q.Pruning Before Moving Potted Esperanza, Mandevilla And Plumbago Plants Indoors For Winter?

Zone Trophy Club, TX 76262 | GKHgarden6 added on November 1, 2019 | Answered

I live in North Texas and have an 8′ x 8′ heated greenhouse to house several bougainvilleas. My problem is I have limited space to house my 7’x 4′ esperanza, 4′ x 4′ plumbago and 4 mandavillas. I have no room in my yard to increase the size of my greenhouse leaving reducing the number of bougainvilleas which have taken me several years to get them to bloom. I give away several “bougies” each year to make room for newly propagated “bougies” from my 6′ x 5′ “mother bougie”.

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Answered on November 4, 2019
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Answered on November 2, 2019

I live in your area as well. I always prune in spring, even when bringing inside for winter. Pull off dead leaves and cut back any dead stems but keep it at a minimum.
Then give them a nice prune when spring comes. I find this makes most of mine fuller when they come back.

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