Bougainvillea Plants
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Sickly bougainvillea

Zone 8 | Jenn1 added on October 3, 2015 | Answered

I have a bougainvillea that I have nursed along for several years and have had success, but not this year. I have tried at regular feeding intervals Ironite, Miracle Gro, and last week, molassis. I live in Southeast Texas, about 50 miles from Houston. What else can be done, or just give it up and discard? Any help would be appreciated.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on October 5, 2015

This does appear to be either a nutrient issue.

Since you have tried a few different things, I might suggest Epsom Salt.

Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/epsom-salt-gardening.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/bougainvillea/bougainvillea-in-containers.htm

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