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Growing conditions of bougainvillea when grown in pots
Paper flowers, whether grown in the garden or in a pot, need to be exposed to the sun for at least 4 hours a day to ensure that the plants are always lush, the flowers are even and beautiful. When there is not enough light, the flower color will fade, the stem will be thin and stretched. If your plant is not flowering, it is most likely because the bougainvillea is suffering from a lack of sunlight.
The bougainvillea is suitable for growing outdoors, so it can be planted on the porch, in the garden, in front of the gate. If placing paper flower pots in the house, they should be placed near the door, where it can absorb the most light, helping the plant to have a good environment to develop fully.
The bougainvillea is very drought tolerant, likes heat and dryness, but does not like low temperatures. Conditions for bougainvillea to grow are night temperatures above 16℃ and daytime temperatures not exceeding 38℃. However, in winter in cold climates, bougainvillea should be cared for and warmed, and the stems and roots should not be kept in temperatures below 10℃.
In order for the plant to develop comprehensively, water regularly to keep the roots moist enough to avoid over-watering, causing the plant to become waterlogged and rotten. Despite its good drought tolerance, bougainvillea needs plenty of moisture during the flowering season. In particular, when the weather is too hot, it is necessary to provide an abundant amount of water and in cold weather, it only needs to be watered every 2-3 weeks.
When the plant begins to enter the growth phase, fertilize by mixing with liquid water in early spring and apply every 2 weeks during the flowering period to stimulate the flowers to bloom quickly. Can use slow-release fertilizer or organic fertilizer to provide more nutrients for bougainvillea. At the same time, fertilize regularly every year to keep the plants in good condition and healthy.
Details of how to grow bougainvillea in pots so that the plants always grow well
There are many methods of propagating bougainvillea with high success rates such as bougainvillea bud grafting, cuttings, cuttings, and eye grafting. But for the easiest for beginners to plant trees, you should try growing bougainvillea in pots With a simple cutting method, it is easy to implement for beautiful seedlings, keeping the original characteristics of the mother plant.
Before planting, it is necessary to prepare some necessary tools such as:
Planting land: Soil has a pH of about 5.5 – 6.5. Using soil with high humus will help retain moisture well. Mix soil with sandy soil and rice husks to create porosity, allowing plants to easily drain. Mix a little more rotting manure to add more nutrients to the soil.
Cuttings: should choose healthy bougainvillea branches, 1-2 years old, about 20cm in length. Each segment should have at least 2 eyes.
Instructions for growing bougainvillea in pots with cuttings:
The best time to plant is spring or autumn. During these months, the weather is usually cool, which increases the success rate of planting.
Cut the bevel and apply antiseptic, anti-fungal lime to the base of the branch. Soak the prepared cuttings in the root stimulant solution for 5-10 minutes.
At the top of the top, use a plastic bag to tie it to keep the water for the branches. Cut the cuttings in a pot of soil to a depth of about 6-10cm and at an angle of 15 degrees. If you are cutting multiple branches at the same time, you should divide each branch into a pot so that the plant has enough space for the roots to develop.
Water the bougainvillea every day, note that you should only water a moderate amount to keep the soil moist, the area to place the bougainvillea must be a cool place and have light sunlight for the best photosynthesis. If placed in the shade, the plant should be exposed to the sun between 7-9am. After 2-4 weeks, the cuttings will start to take root.
Standard paper flower care process
Standard paper flower pot size
Choosing the main pot is an equally important step in the process of growing bougainvillea. You can choose a pot according to your preferences such as: plastic, porcelain, terracotta or cement, but it must be a pot with a drainage hole. The pot needs to be over 30cm high, the width can be customized according to the size of the trunk and canopy so that the overall is balanced. In terms of color, you should choose pots with harmonious colors, avoiding too prominent colors that make confetti when blooming.
Soil for growing bougainvillea in pots
In order to take care of bougainvillea trees, the soil is an important factor. Should use soil with high humus because they retain moisture well, loose soil will help plants absorb more nutrients and good drainage. At the same time, it should be mixed with sandy soil, rice husk or coco humus, along with a little rotten manure to make the soil highly nutritious. The soil should be changed when the bougainvillea begins to grow, this helps promote healthy growth and is less prone to pest problems.
How to water bougainvillea flowers
In order for bougainvillea to be always lush, you need to observe the state of the tree to provide a sufficient amount of water to meet its needs. The scientific way to water is to use a spray bottle to evenly distribute water to the plants. It is not advisable to think that “excess is better than lack” because when watered too heavily, causing waterlogging, the tree may die or adversely affect the growth of the tree.
For newly cut bougainvillea, the first few weeks need to be watered regularly every day to keep the soil moist. When the plant is stable, it can be watered every other day. For mature plants, in the dry season, it is necessary to maintain watering 3-4 times/week. During the flowering period, maintaining the moisture of the bougainvillea will determine the number of flowers that will bloom and the color of the flowers, so avoid letting the plant lack water during this time.
Notes when planting and caring for bougainvillea in pots
In order for the paper flower pot to always grow well, you need to keep the following care tips in mind:
After the first flower, add diluted NPK fertilizer to add nutrients to the plants. Stop watering the bougainvillea for a few days, if the plant shows signs of wilting, add a little more moisture.
For bougainvillea, pruning not only increases the aesthetics and shape of the tree, but also helps the bougainvillea prolong its life and keep its green color. Paper flowers often bloom when they are new to development, when the flowers are out of phase and wither, it is advisable to trim the branches and apply fertilizer to the next time the tree produces more and fresher flowers.
Repotting, replacing soil for plants is a way to properly care for bougainvillea to keep the tree lush. With fast-growing trees, large roots, elongated branches, and barren soil, you also need to change new pots so that the plants have enough area for the best development.
It is advisable to transfer the bougainvillea seedlings to a large pot in early spring. Handle gently and limit touching the roots so that the plant is not shocked when the soil environment changes. However, you should note that you should only repot when the tree is large, it is not necessary to change often because it is not really necessary.
Here is a summary of important notes when growing bougainvillea in pots. Tui98 hopes this information is useful to readers and hopes that you will create the best green paper flower pots yourself. The living space will be much more beautiful and wonderful if there is the appearance of this colorful and brilliant flower. Good luck!
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