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by Mrs. John on September 21, 2005 11:13 AM
I need advise on Bonavillas. How much water do they need and what else they need to grow.
by alankhart on September 21, 2005 09:51 PM
Do you mean Bouganvilla? It's a tropical vine, so it needs plenty of sun and regular watering. Are you growing it in a pot inside, outside or in the ground? I don't know what zone you are in, but they are not hardy, so they can't survive freezing temps. I hope this helps.

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by njoynit on September 22, 2005 02:29 AM
I live in Tyler co Tx coastal zone 8b.I grow mine in a hanging moss lined basket.I cold greenhouse it in our mild winter.Mine gets 5 hours direct hot TX sun.I fertilize it with 20-20-20 fertilizer every 2 weeks till THANKSGiveing then from Thanksgiving till Easter every 4-6 weeks& mine actually blooms almost year round.about easter it takes a break till about mid may.They grow better rootbound(1 gallon nursey container is fine for up to 3 yrs.) the roots are fragile so watch them,but if grow in moss basket like mine the air will "air-prune" the roots naturally & you want a well draining soil mix Or even a soiless mix will work.

Hope that helps.stay safe this weekend if in the dirty area.

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by njoynit on September 22, 2005 02:31 AM
oh.I forgot.I water regularly.I sometimes water a little less when see buds cause the sress helps them bloom.If it wilts I water.mine drains freely in moss basket.

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