Delta Dawn Bougainvillea
Very vigorous, evergreen, woody vines.Clusters of golden-yellow blooms among the variegated creamy white along the edges of its leaves and green foliage. As the flower matures, it changes to salmon pink. They will bloom beautifully on branches on 18"-20" long. Keep all long shoots cut back to 18"-20" for best bloom. The vibrant color of this vine comes not from the small white tubular flowers, but from the 3 large paper-like bracts that surround each flower.
Bougainvillea are easy to grow in Fertile, well drained soil in full light. The plant flower if grown under maximum light and stressed with dryness. Bring the soil to a state of visual dryness between watering. The best flowering occurs when the plants are brought to a slight wilt between waterings. When watering, thoroughly saturate the soil until a little water runs out of the bottom of the pot. Growing in a clay pot will help maintain a healthy root system.
Fertilize with a balanced, soluble fertilizer every two weeks at tsp of fertilizer per gallon of water. Reduce the frequency during the winter months, especially under cool temperatures.
Good for a Hanging Basket & Container
For Bougainvillea pruning time, watering & manuring & abundance of sun light are the most important factors for great blooming. Normally hard pruning should be done between 15th October to 1st week November. This does not applies for newly planted bougainvilleas. Compost should be applied from 1kg to 1.5 kg depending on the size of pot & light watering to medium watering should be done daily if the pots are in full sun or if more then four hours of sun light. NPK should be mixed in water & sprayed atleast twice a month. Khurpi should be done once in fortnight. In ground the watering pattern would be once in three days . This is for winters.
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