Bougainvillea Plants
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Why don’t my bougainvilleas bloom?

Zone Palm Beach Gardens 33418 | Anonymous added on August 8, 2019 | Answered

I live in South Florida. They get plenty of sun and water just from the rain mostly. They look hardy and have lots of leaves and branches.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on August 9, 2019

Usually, when a plant has many healthy leaves, and are very dark green then this can indicate that there is too much nitrogen in the soil. This will prevent blooming. You will need to balance this out with fertilizers high in phosphorus and potassium, and little to no nitrogen.

This article will give you more information on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/bougainvillea/bougainvillea-garden-care.htm

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