initial bract color- bougainvillea

jferrier

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I have 2 bougies and have always seen these plants already in bloom at nurseries, but have never owned one that produced blooms that I could see from the beginning . Mine now has what appears to be small green bracts, though I know the bracts were colored before. Do these bracts change colors from the initial development? Don't have pics yet but can get some.
 

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They start out greenish and turn to their usual red tones - or white - as they mature.

Love my 'bougies' ...... :p
 

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Awesome. Thanks. I'd read that witholding water helped induce bracts, but were keeping mine pretty damp to keep them actively growing so this is a nice surprise. Maybe it was the defoliation I did before spring that prompted this?
 
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