overwintering bougainvillia

I purchased a bougainvillia in August and kept it outside, still in th
container. It is now Oct and the days/nights are getting too cool to leave it ou and I need to bring it in, live on the west coast of Canada (Vancouver). What are the best ways to overwinter this plant pruning/light/water/temp etc?
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I brought mine in at the end of September and it's dropping leaves like crazy.
What is the best lighting for it during winter? I have it near a south facing window where it gets maybe 2 hrs direct sun per day late afternoon as the soon moves across the window.
Also wondering should it make it through the winter .... what does it take to get it actively growing so I'll have blossoms next summer?
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Bob H wrote:

How that? I put my one at a south-facing window, where it gets full sun from about 11 a.m. till 5 p.m. It's blooming like crazy.
I pruned it (I cut away about half of the plant...) and brought it in in September. I'm in zone 6b (Munich, Germany), but we already had quite cold nights lately.
I'd recommend to overwinter it at about 15-18 degrees* (can also be more), with as much light as possible (check for spider mites!). Water when it looks thursty ;) I already tried to overwinter a Bougainvillea at 10-15 degrees*, but I killed it this way... :( Bring it out again when night temperatures don't drop below about 10 degrees*. They are very sensitive in our climates..
*Celsius, of course....
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