Bougie loosing all leaves after repot

akhater

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I have repotted my bougie about 2 weeks ago and it is currently loosing all its leaves one after the other.

I am pretty sure I didn't go too hard on the roots and it is in a well draining mix of pine bark, peat and perlite.

I know that bougies are usually pretty tough and weather here for the past 10 days has been cold for the season, anything special I should be doing for it or just wait and hope ?

thanks
 

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Normal. Especially if it is cool. Do NOT overwater. Keep it drier than damp
 

akhater

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thanks jkl !

So I have chances that it will live :D
 

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Bougies are known for their unhappiness with root work and re-potting. They throw tantrums, pout, and shed leaves. They like being a bit root bound. And they don't like 'wet feet'.

Now go slow. Build up your feeding schedule. Give it good sunlight. It should recover in time. :)
 

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I thought I would wait a couple of days before posting back but it is not doing any better :(

only 3 or 4 leaves left and it is in full sun from 8 am till around noon

thanks for any advice
 

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Bougies are known for their unhappiness with root work and re-potting. They throw tantrums, pout, and shed leaves. They like being a bit root bound. And they don't like 'wet feet'.

Now go slow. Build up your feeding schedule. Give it good sunlight. It should recover in time. :)

Tom's right. Mine both dropped all their leaves after their last root prune, but came back after a couple weeks. Yours probably will too.
 

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I really hope so!

Thanks for taking the time to answer
 

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I have planted them in the landscape for years. They do not like their roots messed with. They will bounce back when they get settled.
 

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Yes it has been one month today and still not a single bud ! but it doesn't look dead. I am exposing it to more sun now
 

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