[Bougy Fan] Bougainvillea

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[Bougy Fan] Bougainvillea

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Bougainvillea
Height 600mm
Propagated from a cutting
Cost = $0.00
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Have repotted, change the planting angle and applied a little wire. Will take one of the 2 bar branches off later. Just have to feed, feed and feed it :lol:

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Not much to report, just feeding and watering

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Finally some progress ! It has grown on a bit and is starting to look like something now
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Hi Tony,

Are the pegs to help give the branches some downwards bend? Guessing they're a better alternative than wire for something so thin.

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Yes they are useful to bring branches down that are in the right position radially. Wiring is problematic with bougys - especially with new growth. I picked that tip up here on the forum a while ago.

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Re: [Bougy Fan] Bougainvillea

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can bougys grow from cuttings
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Re: [Bougy Fan] Bougainvillea

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Quailbonsai wrote:can bougys grow from cuttings
Tony said this plant is a cutting - perhaps he can give you some tips :)

A search of the site returned a couple of results - though they're more about bougys in general than a specific thread on growing from cuttings.

viewtopic.php?f=133&t=4588&p=51930&hili ... ngs#p51930
viewtopic.php?f=133&t=3288&p=35500&hili ... ngs#p35463
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Hell yes it's the only way get them. I have done cuttings up to 75mm in diameter. I doin't have a 100% success rate - probably about 75%. If I find a vine (they aren't a tree) that has a different colour bract that I don't have I take multiple cuttings to ensure survival. I now look for interestingly shaped branches to make interesting trunks. Just cut the end on an angle, use a bit of rooting hormone and plant into some free draining mix. I only give them a little water until they are established :tu:

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Very disappointed with this - not growing as well as I would like. I do find bougy's in pots are as slow as compared to ground growing
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Quailbonsai wrote:can bougys grow from cuttings
Yes they can grow from cuttings. They can also grow from large wood cuttings :)

These are the large wood cuttings that I made (this might help)
http://bongbonsai.blogspot.com/2012/02/ ... ssion.html
http://bongbonsai.blogspot.com/2012/02/ ... tings.html
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Re: [Bougy Fan] Bougainvillea

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Bit disappointed with this one's growth. Like most of my bougy's it is flowering which is a bit odd at this time of year. I am going to cut back the branches as they are a bit heavy on the ends and hope it puts on a bit of new growth.

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I must have been using a non standard ruler :o Suddenly realised it was too high so I have chopped it
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Still trying to get some growth - a lot of my bougy's seem to have slowed down this year over winter :lost:
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