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Bougainvillea is a tropical perennial shrubby vine grown as an annual or container plant. It's best suited to a hot, dry climate and should be watered deeply but allowed to dry out between waterings. It supports itself on other plants by means of curved thorns carried in the leaf axils and by quasi-twining stems.
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How to care for Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Bougainvillea love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Bougainvillea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bougainvillea after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.