Can I Container-Grow A Bougainvillea?


Q: Is it possible to container-grow a bougainvillea? It would be placed in a
sunroom so light wouldn’t be a problem.

A: I don’t think you can give it enough light indoors to promote blooming.
Bougainvillea definitely won’t live outdoors in the winter in Atlanta. The best
bet is to keep it indoors until April then place it in bright shade outdoors. It
will grow huge by fall if you keep it fed and watered regularly. At that time
you’ll have to chop off most of the stems in order to bring it back inside. Put it
in front of a sunny window for winter, don’t feed it, but water when the soil
gets dry. Repeat the process each year.

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