bougainvillea

  1. RobertB

    Bougainvillea Cuttings Started - Help with - Propogation Methods

    So I finally brought myself to purchase a bougainvillea this summer with plans on propagating some cuttings for bonsai training. I had always heard that bougies were some of the easiest to propagate. I haven't done anything to the mother plant yet besides snip some branches off on 7/22 to make...
  2. molivella

    To Cut Or Not To Cut....

    I found this bougainvillea yesterday at a nursery, tucked away under a bench and hidden from view behind several plants. It’s now in a 10” pot and as can be seen the trunk is 8” at the base. In time, with patience, pruning, etc. I hope to develop a triangular shaped canopy over the main trunk...
  3. molivella

    Should I Lop Off The Long Branch????

    I was able to pick this bougainvillea up yesterday. I couldn’t believe how lucky I was to find it tucked away at a nursery under a bench, buried behind several trees. It’s now in a 10” pot and as can be seen the trunk is a massive 8” at the base. In time, with patience, pruning, etc. I hope to...
  4. slokra

    what do y'all think i should do with this bougainvillea

    i got this purple queen bougainvillea at the nursery in july. please be gentle with me as i've just started getting into bonsai this spring i chopped it back, cut the gallon container down, and repotted it in some bonsai soil. i've read mixed things about root pruning bougainvillea, but i...
  5. H

    Bougainvillea First Cut

    Picked up yesterday at a local nursery. Good price $14. I just teased the roots a little, replaced some soil, and gave it a prune. Hopefully gets some wiring done next weekend. Deciding on a front still.
  6. thumblessprimate1

    TP Bougainvillea

    Any potential here? Fifteen buck's for a purple one in a basket. I decided to not wait for next year.
  7. boguz

    My small Bougainvillea

    Hi guys. Last week i got this bougainvillea from a nursary. I made some little cuts, tried to keep its natural shape. Do you have any ideas Thanks
  8. Ironbeaver

    Bougie Styling Question

    Hi! It's after midnight and I have insomnia. I thought I'd share one of my trees in development. This is a Pink Pixie from a cutting. I've been letting it go for over a year now, just slip potting it into larger container when necessary. I think it's getting ready to start it's spring...
  9. Ironbeaver

    Almost spring bougies

    I took some photos of my trees today, mostly for my own reference. I thought I'd post them for opinions, advice and such. I've repotted some so far, mostly into bonsai pots (they fit better under the lights and my wife asked why I have "so many" bonsai pots but I have most of my stuff in...
  10. Aiki_Joker

    2.5" Bougainvillea Air Layer Cut Too Soon? :0/

    Hey everyone! I hope all is well. Looking for advice on this if possible. This was airlayered for only 3 weeks and I got impatient!! :0/ Does anyone have any tips for survival? I'm working and living in Oman and nights are above 30C here days are upto 40C in this shaded plant room where it is...
  11. ColinFraser

    Purple Bougainvillea Progression

    Starting a thread for this bougie I picked up at a landscape nursery back in 2014. A little trunk movement, a bit of flare at the base, and wholesale pricing - I'm in!
  12. Ironbeaver

    Bougainvillea update...

    Well, my bougies are getting beat up a little so far this winter. They caught a draft and dropped their leaves but I relocated them and they seem to be recovering. I'm going to need more practice wiring/bending these. At least they root easily. There is a hint of a bend where the trunk...