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Posted 1M ago by @LadyKermesoak

My bougainvillea lost its flowers and leaves πŸ˜” is it dead...

#Bougainvillea
20” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 month ago
Maybe if you can check the soils is dry and it gets enough light?
@RichlyProfilica I watered it today and it’s already in light πŸ˜• πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
There seems to be some green on it, but the stems look a little sad. Keep taking care of it for 2 weeks or so and wait to see if it shrivels even more or if it stays up, then you’ll know.
If it is dead, don’t go straight to throwing out the soil or anything like that, it might sprout next year! πŸͺ΄πŸŒ±β€οΈ Good Luck!
@LadyKermesoak I believe @plantcrazed gave you the best choice so far. Or If I bored I’d try to bring them out but definitely following what @plantcrazed suggested you first and then check for the roots. If I see roots still can save I might put it in the water and wait to see. #hopefully
@plantcrazed Thank you so much. Will definitely keep an eye on it πŸ’š
@RichlyProfilica thank you πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ»πŸ’š
How long has it been in that pot? It may be root bound. They also require full sun. I'd recommend pulling it out gently to see if it's got a ton of visible and compacted roots. Trim out 20% of those bottom roots and set back in pot with fresh soil (especially at the bottom so the roots grow into it). After potted, trim the branches a bit too. Place in a sunnier location. When you start seeing new growth at the tips of the branches, pinch of a few. This will promote more branching and leaves. Make sure the water drains out. They are actually drought tolerant. Good luck!