Here you can see how this plant gets into soffits and roof shingles if not managed properly. Poisonous plants chart. But bougainvillea aren't completely harmless. I'm not familiar with cactus soil, and even after living in Florida for 7 years, going to the master gardener's palm school, and working the plant clinics, I have never heard of palm soil. My husband's coffee, on the other hand, is very strong, so I put some water in it -- probably about 50/50. Answer: Bougainvillea will survive severe pruning, and bloom beautifully again. I'm not sure why it never bloomed again, but it blooms only twice per year: spring and fall/winter. We are used to flowers in NEPA, where we would cut down the plants right before frost and we had a beautiful garden. It has lots of stripped leaves. Let me know if you try it. Grows perennially with flowers April to December. Do you EVER trim bushes with flowers on them? If you have time, let me know how it does. We are just too cool and damp here....but I would love to grow one successfully. As the weather gets cooler and cooler, be sure your bougainvillea has good drainage to prevent possible root rot from having "soggy feet". Is bougainvillea poisonous to dogs, my dog eat some leaves and vomited - Answered by a verified Dog Veterinarian We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. So glad you enjoyed my article. Paula Atwell from Cleveland, OH on September 16, 2014: We don't have these in our area, but I fell in love with them when I visited my sister in LA. Keep the mulch fairly thin in the first few inches from the trunk. The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. Please help!!! I have really bad allergies, but I work with Bougies all the time and never get that reaction! If not, the roots of the plant may now be too deep. Thank you! So, so very beautiful. These vines grow rapidly, and will soon be climbing the tree. Thanks. I've seen it done, but it sure takes a lot of care. I hope this helps you with those gorgeous plants, and thanks for reading my article. See map below.) I did plant my Bougainvillea in the ground and did not know it was best to leave in the the pot it came in . "Rosenka" and "Singapore Pink" (pink bracts), “La Jolla” and “Crimson Jewel” (red bracts), “Oo-La-La” and “Raspberry Ice” (magenta bracts). All of its parts—the flowers, leaves, stems, sap, etc.—are toxic, even when they’re dried or burned. Question: I have recently purchased young potted cuttings of bougainvillea. Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on May 25, 2015: I love bougainvillea. Dig a nice hole that is twice as big around as the pot or root ball. The sap of bougainvillea is mildly toxic. Grows as an annual outdoors or as a perennial in a container indoors. If they are, choose a different one. Question: What is the ratio of water to coffee for fertilizing? Answer: I've never seen one lose all the flowers literally at once. Bougainvillea in Arizona. Question: We live in Hawaii, and I am planting bougainvillea in a large planter box (with good drainage) hopefully to grow up the lattice wall. What should we do now? It grows new branches overnight and is taller than our roof! So bummed! It made handling the branches I had removed much easier. Bougainvillea plants may present other dangers to dogs. The following is a list of 20 plants that are considered safe to have around the home. They can be kept as indoor houseplants in temperate regions and kept small by bonsai techniques. Bougainvillea. Or maybe not enough sun? Question: We just arrived back in the Phoenix area and our Bougainvillea is sad, wilted and no color. The stems contain sap and thorns, which have been known to cause contact dermatitis, an itchy or uncomfortable skin rash. One of our good clients recently asked about bougainvillea plants. SHOULD I POT IN THE GROUND OR PLANT IN A POT AND WHICH SIDE OF THE HOUSE WORKS BEST FOR IT. I hope your bougainvillea perks up. Prune your bougainvillea in winter after it is finished blooming (January is a good time). Posted in Common Conditions, Community, Poison | Tagged bougainvillea. If the leaves have turned brown, it needs water and/or fertilizer. I use long bamboo garden stakes to measure how far down the watering has reached and I soak until it reaches 8 inches. Gardening in Tucson, Phoenix, Arizona and California Back to Plant List Back to Vines. While the leaves are not toxic, a prick from the thorns can lead to dermatitis, a skin rash that is typically caused by an allergic reaction. There are organic ones that are safer to use. They feed at night and chew mainly on the leaves. Normally, this is not a problem, but in the event of a prolonged freeze, it leaves these tropical plants quite vulnerable; so they must be covered. I am not sure when the blooming cycles are in your area, but no matter where you are, pruning should be done immediately after blooming. The sap of bougainvillea is mildly toxic. Give it a few weeks to take root -- a few months if you want lots of good strong roots. Bougainvillea is a sprawling, woody vine that blooms with showy flowers comprised of yellowish-white waxy tubes surrounded by three 1 to 2 inch long colorful bracts. Help! All free-standing tropical plants should be covered if there is a danger of a hard freeze, but DO NOT use plastic bags or sheets of plastic. All rights reserved. I hope you have gotten rid of those pesky caterpillars! I watered yesterday, and this morning it seems to be either wilted or maybe sun-scorched. They will need at least 6 hours of sun per day, and good drainage. It would be less frustrating to plant something that naturally makes a hedge. Bougainvillea can reach a height of 30 to 40 feet. Be sure to plant where it will have good drainage. I also put them around my azaleas, which also require acidic soil. Question: I pruned back a bed of bougainvillea today at work. Should I throw them out and start over again? Also, bougainvillea grows quite large -- I mean really large. Very informative and well written. I purchased the one in the photo above about a month after we moved into our new home. You can check this by pressing the soil down with your hands to ensure it is well packed, but not compacted. Prefers Full Sun. My coffee is not overly strong, so I use it as is. You can still take good care of such plants. I hope this helps you, and thank you for for reading my article. All the terra cotta pots I have ever seen already have drainage holes. There are many good reasons why it is becoming increasingly difficult to encounter a landscape in Arizona that doesn’t include at least one of these lush, tropical shrubs. They are filled with colorful shrubs such as Bougainvillea, Coral Fountain, and Yellow Bells. The plant is a potent source of cardiac glycosides, which can cause irregular heart activity. :). This will create a stronger root system for your bougainvillea. Based on what you have told me, I would say, if you break off the pot, you should dig a hole, and put the root ball into the ground. It can be not so good in dry weather, requiring you to water more often. It could be a lack of nutrients. I once saw them blooming profusely in San Francisco in July -- the daytime temperature there was in the mid-60s. The master gardeners I spoke with said they knew Home Depot and Sparr both carry Neem. Question: Does bougainvillea graft well onto certain types of trees to adorn an already-hardy-&-mature root system/established tree? Be sure to remove no more than 1/3 of any branch at any one time. I'm not familiar with the soils, seasons in Phoenix. It started out huge and overgrown when we moved here, but now it looks like a dwarf bush. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on September 02, 2020: Do you mean the roots have grown through cracks in the sides of the pot, or that they have grown through the drainage holes on the bottom of the pot? Thanks for visiting. Bougainvillea, however, prefers to dry out a bit between waterings, and needs good drainage. We have a Bouainvillea and is blooming great but all the leaves have fallen off but the blooms are still there. Avoid leaf drop in winter by maintaining a minimum night temperature of 10°C (50°F) with the day temperature a few degrees higher. Below is a photo of how it looked the day it was planted in 2012. It would be a good idea to check with a local master gardener at your local county extension office. We live in the desert southwest and our vine bougie dropped all its leaves within a month of planting and looked almost dead for about 2 years! Question: Would a bougainvillea grow better in a plastic or terra cotta container? on August 23, 2019: why is it that in kenya bougainvillea produces flower after years. Evergreen in frost-free areas. The column on the right indicates the different zones by color. Indian rosewood Blue palo verde Olive tree Chinese elm Question 4 2 out of 2 points Every part of this Mediterranean native plant is poisonous. Symptoms of dermatitis caused by bougainvillea resemble that of poison oak or poison ivy, and may include pain, itching, stinging, or burning skin, blisters, scaly rash, swelling, and sores. On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on February 15 in Tucson. This gorgeous vine is available in many colors including hot pink (my favorite) red, purple, lavender, yellow, orange, pale pink, white, and white with pink-tipped edges. Thanks for sharing some informations about this beautiful plant. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on July 10, 2014: @burntchestnut: I need to add orange to my list of colors for this plant. They are in the ground and I fertilize with the right stuff, but still nothing. If you have poor drainage, that would be a good idea. Answer: I apologize for being so long in replying. How should I care for them over the winter? I first saw them, and fell in love, too, in San Francisco. 222879/SC038262, Increase water in February-March as the increasing light levels and temperatures stimulate growth, Maintain high humidity in bright periods to encourage buds to break, If containerised, place outdoors in full sun, ideally 18-21°C (65-70°F) at night, a few degrees warmer by day, Once plants are growing strongly around mid-April, water freely and feed weekly with a high nitrogen liquid feed, When bracts show colour, change to a high potassium feed and move plants to cooler conditions (if possible to 10°C (50°F)) with good ventilation and protection from direct sun. It needs good drainage & lots of sunshine. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on September 19, 2014: Hi, Paula! I bought my bogainvelia from home depot in January 2019; it had beautiful hot pink almost red looking blooms all over it. Rocks get really hot in the summer. I used to work in A commercial rose growing greenhouse range. My neighbor's bougainvillea (shown in the freeze damage photo above) and some hibiscus bushes are in a large planting bed that is in an open area of her backyard. Then again in Key West. Answer: Both are drought tolerant, so water needs are compatible. The largest ones are a greenish-brown. It will be beautiful on your lattice. They are generally disease free but may be attacked by whitefly, mealybug, aphid and red spider mite. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on August 27, 2018: Do you mean underneath the root ball? They can be pruned pretty much any time, but the best time is in early spring before the plant has set its flower buds. Typically it will put on a startling 36 inches of growth every year, up to a limit of about 30 feet. If the top one inch is dry, it's time to water. I do this frequently with azaleas. While Bougainvillea is known to be frost tender, it will grow rapidly with the onset of warmth in spring, quickly making up for time spent in winter dormancy. These plants prefer a slightly acidic soil, so you may want to test the pH of the soil. Question: Can I keep Bougainvillea low growing hedge like? Description Form: A rambling vine. Answer (1 of 1): Bougainvillea plants can actually take and tolerate the cold. Green leaves can be seen on the bottom half of the plant. I'm really sorry I can't provide more of an answer, but I will need more information in order to do so. Why wouldn't my bougainvillea have more leaves? We also have a bush with blue flowers, that he just cut down to the ground, even though it was blooming. Above is what caterpillars did to my once-beautiful hot-pink bougainvillea. Question: Why do the bougainvillea’s color fade away? It will grow far larger if in the ground. Answer: The sap of bougainvillea is mildly toxic. For best results, night temperatures should stay above 60°F (15°C) while daytime temperatures can exceed 100°F (38°C) without ill effect. It is possible, however, that as the vines grow older and larger (about as big around my wrist) they can damage the tree in a choking fashion. Answer: It's not necessary, but I often did when I had a bougainvillea. I have No pink flowers left on my bougainvillea, we are towards the end of spring in Texas. But they'll even get damaged if it's really too cold. These plants are identified … Spines and glochids. These beautiful vines are rapid growers and climbers, and prolific bloomers. In the summer heat, Neem oil — or any oil — will melt and slide right off of your plants. i did a hard trim back in early Feb. which seemed to help a bit. times, RHS Registered Charity no. Many clients have questions about poisonous plants in the Chandler AZ and Gilbert AZ area. Withholding water will trigger blooming, but withholding too much will also trigger leaf loss. A 3-foot tall bougainvillea can cost up to $50. If we don't drink all the coffee made in the mornings, I dilute it with plain water for my acid-loving plants, and pour it around them. Unfortunately, getting it onto those trellises required some pruning. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on April 05, 2017: In Atlanta you will need to grow Bougainvillea in a large pot that can be taken indoors during winter. Its watered about twice a week and is in a pot. no root rut, drainage is good, no bugs. This time of the year is should be thriving, but the last two weeks it has started going really down hill. If you have a suggestion of a plant to be listed, let me know in the comments below. Mine is on a wall near my front door, so I can't allow it to drift out over the front walk. These shrubs usually get to be about 4-6 feet tall and about 3 feet in diameter. I live in southwest Florida and had planted 2 bogainvelia plants last year. We were thinking of pulling it up and trying some other type of vine. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on June 25, 2020: This is a tropical plant, so yes, you most definitely should put it in a pot. (Not sure which zone you live in? You just reminded me of an article I meant to write about the 3 numbers, what they mean, and what each of the chemicals are for. Can I prune it before I bring it indoors? I am clueless down here. You didn't say where you are, but I believe I can safely assume that, if you're growing a bougainvillea, you probably live where there are hot summers. He does the same with pentas. Answer: If you live in an area where they can be successfully grown, any good garden center, even the big box stores will have them. Both are must-haves for it to flourish. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on August 24, 2019: Bougainvillea is prolific in any warm climate, and will flower year after year. 020 3176 5800 Can you please advise on watering instructions. It would help if you could send me a close-up photo of the pot and roots. So, be patient and give the roots time to settle in and get established. Cooler conditions may cause the leaves to droop for several days so water less frequently until plant adapts, When bracts have dropped resume high nitrogen feed to encourage a second flush of bracts, Once flowering ends, usually in September, reduce frequency of watering, allowing the plant to become drier between watering and stop feeding, From November, water occasionally but thoroughly, Maintain a minimum night temperature of 10°C (50°F). oleander, cats, Chandler, dogs, Gilbert, Mesa, plant, poisonous, Queen Creek, toxic. Answer: I've never heard of grafting a bougainvillea onto a tree no matter how mature the tree may be. When I had one on a trellis, I planted daylilies in front of it because they are drought-tolerant, too, and they grow only about 18-24 inches high. Gardening in Tucson, Phoenix, Arizona and California. It, too, has to be re-sprayed after a rain, but it's a lot cheaper than insecticidal soaps, and you probably already have some in your pantry. If you use plastic, be sure there are some drainage holes in the bottom. I plucked this caterpillar off of my plant. Vibrantly coloured bracts of Bougainvillea brighten warm greenhouses and conservatory borders during the summer. and gophers to do not combine well in the garden. If you've had a really hot summer, and not enough rain, you should probably be watering more. Mine was planted against a trellis on the wall of our garage, and was protected by that wall, as well as by the eaves of the roof overhang. Thanks for reading my article, and for your question. Answer: The color on any plant will fade as the blossoms and bracts age. Others need low light. I live in Texas, Tomball, Tx 77375 I believe zone 9 not sure if it is zone a or b, Anyway I planted my Bougainvillea about 6 months ago. Bougainvillea blooms only on the tips of new growth. This one was a little over an inch long. Just feel the top one inch of soil with your finger. Bougainvillea 9-11 Perennial Grape Ivy Annual *Nasturtium Annual *Rose 3-11 Perennial Swedish Ivy Annual ... Be sure to check out the big list of poisonous plants if you are worried about a plant already located on your homestead. What is the a good additives for the soil to keep it purple.? If it needs more than that removed, wait 2 or 3 weeks, then remove a little more. It would be a lot of trouble, but well worth it if you love prolific flowers. Ethnobotany: Bougainvillea is used solely for the purposes of the decoration of a wall, patio, plaza, or trellis (2). Good luck with it. On the other hand, if the leaves have turned yellow, it has too much water. If it is root rot, remove the plant immediately and trash it. Thanks for the squidlike and for the nice comment. For Bougainvilleas planted in the ground: At the time of watering, do it thoroughly – making sure that every inch of root gets watered! It blooms in a range of colors, including purple, scarlet, orange and pink. When I lived in Charlotte NC, I visited Key West where I bought a bougainvillea from a woman who assured me it would survive the winter if it became established before winter arrived. This is the Bougainvillea glabra which I trained to grow up & across my garage in Santa Barbara. Thanks for visiting my article. Take care planting or replanting a bougainvillea. No, a bougainvillea will typically bloom from April to December, with the heaviest bloom-time in spring and autumn. I am paranoid about the watering because I think I watered too much on my older ones. In freezing temperature it would be good if you cover your plant with some old bed sheet. I'm in San Diego, CA. Bougainvillea "flowers" are actually a type of leaves called "bracts." If you mean on top of the soil around the plant, please don't do that. Because a plant is listed here that does not mean it is edible. Share on Google Plus Share. I know the best time is in January. Answer: I don't recommend any particular ratio. If you want, you can send me a close-up photo of the bark and leaves at Like all plants, bougainvilleas start out relatively small, but will quickly take over the space provided for them, and then some. Question: Do Bougainvilleas do well in pots? When I took them out today, one looks great with lots of flowers the other one looks bad, no flowers and a lot of brown bracts should I trim off the brown parts? Answer: Bougainvillea are vines or trained into very small ornamental trees, much like tree-roses. In a pot, the root ball is surrounded with cold air in winter which makes it more susceptible to freeze damage. Bougainvillea needs rich, acidic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.0. I still have them planted in full sun and they bloom some of the time. These guys come out only at night, but are sometimes still there in early morning. I wish I have that purple bougainvillea too. Gregory Jones from IL on February 13, 2015: I landscaped in Florida for about 10 years and love the large varieties of color of bougainvillea. While your bougainvillea may briefly drop some throughout the year, it is classified as evergreen in mild climates and keeps its leaves year-round. Did you remove some old soil before adding more soil? By following the tips below you will be rewarded a stunning display. Question: I have a small tree Bougainvillea. I have tried what I think to be everything. Well I think the Bougainvillea in one of the most beautiful plants I have ever seen. Enrich border soil with well-rotted compost and a balanced granular fertiliser or controlled-release fertiliser such as Osmocote. I didn't know bougainvillea thorns could be poisonous. If ingested in large enough amounts, it can lead to illness. I was told to get an organic product called Neem, and to spray my plant with it in the early morning or in the evening. I dig down in the soil around it to try and ascertain if it is damp enough. Best bougainvilleas for pots and containers. Plants grown in pots dry out far more quickly than those in the ground. Of course, fragrant varieties are especially tempting (and, yes, even deadly), but did you know that your pet simply drinking water from a vase containing poisonous cut flowers can result in vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, lethargy, and lack of appetite? I don't remember whether I covered this in the article, but if the thorns are a huge problem for you, take a pair of wire cutters, and clip off the thorns so you can safely handle the branches. Of course, it performs best if it is happy: good soil, good drainage, full sun. The last month that you can plant bougainvillea and expect a good harvest is probably September. Also, some species are poisonous and can even give you a rash or inflame your skin. Any that grow out toward the walk that leads to our front door, I clip at the point where the branch leaves the main trunk, taking care not to scar the trunk. Use loam-based compost like John Innes 3 for containers. Question: Is it normal for a bougainvillea to lose all the flowers at once? Also remove some of the soil and any affected mulch around the base of the plant. Question: I repotted my bougainvillea a week ago, and it was doing fine. They are very unique and add a velvety, radiant color to our desert garden even with the record-breaking 2012 temperatures. You could cut off a small branch. When there were leaves, were they bug-eaten? MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on February 14, 2015: You would probably need to grow it in a large pot, then move it indoors in temps below 40 degrees. Answer: They may be fine in large pots, but pots will require two things of you: 1. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on December 20, 2018: Bougainvillea typically stay true to color, unlike hydrangea which change with the pH of the soil. Question: What causes bourgainvillea bracts to dry? Question: I have a bougainvillea tree in a large pot, which I bring indoors in the winter. The first photo is of one of the pests that did this. If you want to do that , please send it to You should never leave it in the pot it came in if you are putting it in the ground, so I'm glad you didn't. Maybe it needs plant food (fertilizer). Freeze damage on my neighbor's bougainvillea. Question: Would a vygie (lampranthus) in anyway hamper the growth of the bougainvillea? 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