How To Grow Bougainvillea From Cuttings & Flowering Plants


bougainvillea plants are very special and help beautify the space. Read on how to grow bougainvillea from cuttings and flowering plants & bougainvillea care.

Written By Shreni Jogani | Mumbai | Updated On:
how to grow bougainvillea from cuttings

Bougainvillea plants are very special and used for decoration and gardening purposes. Many people love having bougainvillea plants at homes, offices, etc. The pink flowers tend to brighten up spaces. Buying a bougainvillea plant from outside is easy but can get expensive on the pocket.

Here are some easy, inexpensive ways on how to grow bougainvillea from a flowering plant and cuttings. One will also be able to have a better knowledge of bougainvillea watering and care essentials. 

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How to grow bougainvillea from a flowering plant:

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  • In order to grow a healthy and thriving bougainvillea plant at home, firstly you will need to decide on whether to plant in a pot or straight in the ground. 
  • Bougainvilleas are sun-loving plants so find the right spot to place them under sunlight. 
  • For the soil, select some that does not retain much water, you may want to add some sand, peat moss, perlite, or vermiculite to the soil. Take well care of the drainage in advance.
  • Take a container and add your fertilizer, add the plant and cover with plenty of soil. 
  • Do not add too much water, as then there will be more leaves than flowers.
  • Fertilize the bougainvillea plants well and make sure to bring them inside during winters as they can't stand cold weather.

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Bougainvillea needs to be planted in full sun, with slightly acidic and well-drained soil, and a relatively hot and dry climate. If well planted, these plants can give flowers for straight 11 months and shall thrive very well. The details on how to cater to bougainvillea and bougainvillea care are mentioned below:

  • Bougainvilleas watering need not be excessive, one must water when the soil is dry.
  • Bougainvillea care includes paying attention to its roots and not giving the flowers too much of sunlight as they may dry out quickly.
  • One needs to be careful with their choice of fertilizers and avoid pruning the plant too much. 
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