I made a couple of cuttings a couple of weeks ago of my Barbra Kurst variety,
one of the easiest to grow in the Bougie family, for me anyway. He dropped its
last bloom so I cut it back for new growth. its in a pot, indoors, here in the
east. 2 of the cuttings have shown new leafs at the tips, but when i check for
roots, i don't see any. If I plant them as they are, would they grow without
showing roots? I would keep it a closed container for humidity sake. Also, I
have another Bogie, that goes as a Harissi variety with variegated leaves, but
no flowers in 6 years...why? I treat it the same as the one above and that
blooms at least twice a year.
A while ago I planted 5 bouganvilleas in a row to be sure of getting one.
As it turned out three took and bloomed.
The most vigourous was a violet one closely followed by a pure white one,
and just lately an orange one is breaking through.
Having the three colours together gives a fantastic display, though I have
to cut them back severly sometimes, and the things bloom all year round!
Have you tried some rooting powder (indoleacetic acid and 2,4,T mixture)
with the cuttings?
I only water my Bogies when they show signs of wilting, and fertilize once or
so in the summer with 15 20 15. These are in pots, so i don't want them to get
them to overgrow the pots. I would fertilize more if they were planted in the
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