Few bougainvillea diseases are deemed harmful enough to destroy a bougainvillea garden spread. I'm not familiar with the soils, seasons in Phoenix. You said you added more organic soil & more mulch. Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings taken with a heel in summer. When I lived in Charlotte NC, I visited Key West where I bought a bougainvillea from a woman who assured me it would survive the winter if it became established before winter arrived. If you want to ensure that your bougainvillea … Question: My bougainvillea has faded and looks sick. Some gardeners recommend using a tablespoon of hibiscus fertilizer every 3 to 4 weeks in the spring and summer. Black, Sooty Mold. Feed bougainvillea vines that grow in containers once per month with a water-soluble, all-purpose, 5-5-5 fertilizer. On the other hand, if the leaves have turned yellow, it has too much water. Spray a solution of an insecticide soap to get rid of them. Keep the mulch fairly thin in the first few inches from the trunk. Answer: All the purple ones I have seen have remained purple. I have a great variety of bougainvillea plants, including purple, orange,peach and lots of other shades. Otherwise, they will continue to go round and round, when they should be spreading out in their new home. You can do this with your thumbnail or a small knife. When I had one on a trellis, I planted daylilies in front of it because they are drought-tolerant, too, and they grow only about 18-24 inches high. Don't handle the rootball any more than necessary, as the roots are fragile and can easily break. 8 of 10 'White Madonna' (Bougainvillea ‘White Madonna’) Plant this beauty and let her vines climb high with moderate water and full sun. Re-potting of Bonsai Bougainvillea The plant’s roots arr on the ground off the pot, but some of the trunk is within the soil on the pot. DO be sure to remove coverings as soon as possible after the sun is shining on the plants. As branches get older, little side shoots will emerge, and they will bloom on their tips, too. Bougainvillea "flowers" are actually a type of leaves called "bracts." Others need low light. Fertilize twice per year, in early spring and mid-summer, using a slow-release fertilizer. Lumina. I know many of you are curious about bougainvilleas in containers and I’ve seen many of them growing this way over the years. Answer: Yes, you can. 020 3176 5800 Tea compost Spray: The tea that is remained after making tea is mixed with water in equal proportions and sprayed on to the plants for better performance of the garden plants. Question: I live in a small town by a large lake. When first planted or transplanted, the soil around a bougainvillea should be kept moist. The smallest ones are green in color. Bougainvillea plants are naturally immune to bacterial diseases and common garden pests. Answer: All flowers and bracts have a short life-span. Answer: Either is fine. I have some of these flowers in my tropical garden which is in my home country Philippines. Thank you for the squidlike and comment. If so, please let me know, and I will research this for you. What kind of soil should we use? If it becomes necessary to prune any plant when installing it (for example, if a limb gets broken) always place your cut at a joint, taking care to cut on an angle, so water will run off rather than soaking into the raw wood. @tracy-arizmendi: Thank you, Tracy1973. Depending on what zone you are in, you could also use bearded iris, as they are very drought tolerant. Any that grow out toward the walk that leads to our front door, I clip at the point where the branch leaves the main trunk, taking care not to scar the trunk. Here's the link to one entitled, "Why Won't My Bougainvillea Bloom?" I used to spray my pansies and mondo grass with cayenne pepper dissolved in water to prevent squirrels from eating them. I purchased the one in the photo above about a month after we moved into our new home. Rest assured, you don't have to let the plant get that big! MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on August 14, 2020: If the plant were in the ground, I would say twice per week is fine (assuming no rain). Question: What is the ratio of water to coffee for fertilizing? Alternatively, take hardwood cuttings in deep pots in winter with bottom heat of 3-6°C (5-10°F) above the air temperature to encourage rooting. I am in zone 7. They can be pruned pretty much any time, but the best time is in early spring before the plant has set its flower buds. If you mean on top of the soil around the plant, please don't do that. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on August 24, 2019: Bougainvillea is prolific in any warm climate, and will flower year after year. I have No pink flowers left on my bougainvillea, we are towards the end of spring in Texas. Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on May 25, 2015: I love bougainvillea. My husband's coffee, on the other hand, is very strong, so I put some water in it -- probably about 50/50. Question: Would a bougainvillea grow better in a plastic or terra cotta container? I don't remember whether I covered this in the article, but if the thorns are a huge problem for you, take a pair of wire cutters, and clip off the thorns so you can safely handle the branches. If your vine is in a pot, consider moving it to a better, more sunlit location to improve its blooming capabilities. Never mix copper fungicides with other chemicals. × buttiana ‘Poulton’s Special’ AGM]B. When spent, they naturally dry out, turn brown, and are dropped. If you have time, let me know how it does. These plants prefer a slightly acidic soil, so you may want to test the pH of the soil. How do I care for it? Thank you for your help! How should I care for them over the winter? Answer: Bougainvillea will survive severe pruning, and bloom beautifully again. The column on the right indicates the different zones by color. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on June 25, 2020: This is a tropical plant, so yes, you most definitely should put it in a pot. Question: I have bougainvillea growing around rebar in a pot -- should I cut out the rebar and plant it for it to thrive? YES I LIVE IN NEBR. Enrich border soil with well-rotted compost and a balanced granular fertiliser or controlled-release fertiliser such as Osmocote. It needs full sun, so that side of your home is best. Thank you. Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea spp.) The bark seems to have mould patches on it ! Mine was planted against a trellis on the wall of our garage, and was protected by that wall, as well as by the eaves of the roof overhang. Yes. × buttiana (B. glabra, B.peruviana) are best for containers as they flower when young. Or did they just turn brown or yellow, and fall off? Growing a bougainvillea in a pot isn't that different from growing on in the ground, though if you live where frost is an issue you will have to move any outdoor potted plant indoors during the winter. Vines will often blossom most profusely if grown in full sun ; however, they will tolerate light shade (and may even crave it in especially hot climates). I plucked this caterpillar off of my plant. Note: Contact your local cooperative extension office to learn specific information on copper fungicide uses in your particular situation. Will they bloom back properly? Layering in late winter and early spring is usually more effective and new plants will flower in 2-3 years. Play. You can prevent root rot by applying a broad-spectrum fungicide such as copper ammonium before planting. They are generally disease free but may be attacked by whitefly, mealybug, aphid and red spider mite. I hope you enjoy it, and that it helps. The ones I have seen range from about 1 to 3 inches long. Answer: I've never seen one lose all the flowers literally at once. Any chance the brown one got too much water, maybe from a leaky roof or window in the greenhouse? Never apply copper fungicide on very hot days. If you choose to grow them as annuals, be aware doing this can be quite expensive. Help, my HUGE bougainvillea in Portugal seems to be dying. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on February 13, 2015: I love them, too, BigMarble. I used an empty gallon milk jug. Of course, if is has grown too large, you could selectively remove some of the canes. It started out huge and overgrown when we moved here, but now it looks like a dwarf bush. In January, 2018, a hard freeze damaged a lot of plants, including some freestanding bougainvilleas; that is, those not protected by a wall or fence, a trellis, or the side of a building. This time of the year is should be thriving, but the last two weeks it has started going really down hill. Prune the potted plant severely in before cold weather sets in, and take indoors. I dig down in the soil around it to try and ascertain if it is damp enough. https://inthegardenwithmaria.com/2016/05/26/bougai... You can also reach the blog by clicking on the source name under the intro photo on this hub. Mine is on a wall near my front door, so I can't allow it to drift out over the front walk. Then, all of a sudden it turned into a beast! Dig a nice hole that is twice as big around as the pot or root ball. Do Bougainvillea like bone meal fertilizer in order to encourage blooming? Plants grown in pots dry out far more quickly than those in the ground. I still have them planted in full sun and they bloom some of the time. My neighbor's bougainvillea (shown in the freeze damage photo above) and some hibiscus bushes are in a large planting bed that is in an open area of her backyard. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on July 17, 2020: Root rot is rare in bougainvillea, but it could be root rot caused by too much water. Your bougainvillea requires mainly good rich soil with good drainage, and full sun. So, be patient and give the roots time to settle in and get established. How can I save my bougainvilleas? For maximum blooming, they need direct sunlight for at least 5 hours per day. Low light or not enough hours per day of sunlight, coupled with high humidity and warm temps encourage rust. These tropical climbers are suitable for large containers placed in the garden during summer but must be kept frost-free in winter. As the weather gets cooler and cooler, be sure your bougainvillea has good drainage to prevent possible root rot from having "soggy feet". Question: Would a vygie (lampranthus) in anyway hamper the growth of the bougainvillea? For best results, night temperatures should stay above 60°F (15°C) while daytime temperatures can exceed 100°F (38°C) without ill effect. I've seen it done, but it sure takes a lot of care. Question: When pruning Bougainvillea do I cut off the sharp thorns? If you're in a colder, wetter zone, you can still grow bougainvillea if you plant it in a pot and bring it indoors for the winter. In the summer heat, Neem oil — or any oil — will melt and slide right off of your plants. You could cut off a small branch. Do not let anyone tell you that you can simply snip off the ends of the branches to encourage new growth. Thanks for visiting. These will attempt to feed on bougainvillea leaves throughout the growing season. If you want to keep bougainvillea outdoors all year long, it's best to be in hardiness zone 9 or higher. Trying to make a hedge out of a vine would require installation of a lot of supports, as well as constant tying of new growth to the supports; OR a huge amount of pruning. The plant's actual flower is the tiny white blossom center of the bract, as seen in the photo above. Like all plants, bougainvilleas start out relatively small, but will quickly take over the space provided for them, and then some. Or maybe not enough sun? You mentioned that you dilute extra coffee. Also, bougainvillea grows quite large -- I mean really large. You are quite correct, Bougainvillea is tropical — the quintessential tropical in my view. We live in SWFl. I put both bougainvilleas in hanging baskets in my green house for the winter. Please help!!! These vines grow rapidly, and will soon be climbing the tree. Your bougainvillea will be in full bloom in late winter/spring and fall. Maybe even below 50 degrees if it is not in a protected area such as against a wall. If ingested in large enough amounts, it can lead to illness. If you have poor drainage, that would be a good idea. Question: Why do the bougainvillea’s color fade away? Answer: It could be needing water, it could be that it has had too much water, or it could be getting too much or too little light. That's when they should be blooming like crazy, at least around here, it is. Occasionally, they can be seen hanging from a tiny string of web, or on a leaf, boring into it. Neem comes in a highly concentrated form, in a tiny bottle. Wait and see if it blooms around November or December. I have tried what I think to be everything. Bougainvilleas flower best when kept on the dry side. Insecticides with the active ingredient spinosad are effective against the bougainvillea looper. Question: I repotted my bougainvillea a week ago, and it was doing fine. monsoon brings so many diseases to your plants. Question: I have recently purchased young potted cuttings of bougainvillea. So, so very beautiful. Use well-drained and slightly acidic soil with a granular fertilizer before planting it. Will these grow year round in the south (Atlanta)? Bougainvillea can also be grown as an annual or as a houseplant outside those zones. You just reminded me of an article I meant to write about the 3 numbers, what they mean, and what each of the chemicals are for. Is it a good idea to put some small river rocks at the base of my bougainvillea? Wouldn't it be wonderful if they would grow everywhere? This damage can be cut away, allowing new growth to emerge. This is all about planting bougainvillea in pots including the soil mix to use, steps to take and a key thing to know. If the top 1 inch (2.54 centimeters) is dry, the plant needs water. To treat these diseases SAAF fungicide is best … RHS Garden Hyde Hall Spring and Orchid Show, Free entry to RHS members at selected Grows as an annual outdoors or as a perennial in a container indoors. Below is a photo of how it looked the day it was planted in 2012. You can check this by pressing the soil down with your hands to ensure it is well packed, but not compacted. × buttiana’Raspberry Ice’: Cream margins to the leaves and cerise bractsB. Gregory Jones from IL on February 13, 2015: I landscaped in Florida for about 10 years and love the large varieties of color of bougainvillea. We are used to flowers in NEPA, where we would cut down the plants right before frost and we had a beautiful garden. Do you know whether it comes in any other colors I didn't mention? So glad you enjoyed my article. I hope this helps. In central Florida, where I lived when I first wrote this article, a hard freeze is considered 4 hours or more at or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. The point at which it comes out of the ground should be set slightly higher than the surrounding soil level to encourage better drainage. If it needs more than that removed, wait 2 or 3 weeks, then remove a little more. How to grow Bougainvillea in pots. What can I do to liven it up? Join the RHS today and support our charitable work, Keep track of your plants with reminders & care tips – all to help you grow successfully, For the latest on RHS Shows in 2020 and 2021, read more, RHS members get free access to RHS Gardens, Free entry to RHS members at selected times », Reduced prices on RHS Garden courses and workshops, General enquiries MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on October 15, 2019: I just Googled Tomball, Tx, and learned you are in Zone 9a, same as me. Bougainvilleas need a bright sunny position, but protection from direct sunlight under glass and a minimum night temperature of 10°C (50°F). It grows new branches overnight and is taller than our roof! Most are about an inch. I fear this may be what has happened. RHS members can get exclusive individual advice from the RHS Gardening Advice team. After about 30 minutes, pour off any remaining water in the saucer. Freeze damage on my neighbor's bougainvillea. Hi, I have 2x potted bougeinvillea plants (300mm in diameter) on my balcony which ensure they get enough daily sun. 2. It was no longer laying on our roof and was trained to grow away from the downspout. My bougainvillea has a lot of thorny branches, but not one leaf. Too much humidity may encourage fungus, spray a fungicide to deal with it. Withholding water will trigger blooming, but withholding too much will also trigger leaf loss. Question: We just arrived back in the Phoenix area and our Bougainvillea is sad, wilted and no color. She lives in coastal Alabama. They seem to have more flowers and colorful bracts then than they do in the spring. With this in mind, choose a spot against a warm, protected wall where you want to add a BIG splash of color. It also grew behind the downspout, and as the tender little tendrils became thick, hardened vines, it began to loosen the downspout. NutriStar performs best when applied every 14 days prior to bloom, and then once monthly afterward. I wish we could grow it up here in IL year 'round. The timing for when to prune depends on where you live and work. It will not cure infection that is already there, but it can control the spread of it. Thanks for sharing some informations about this beautiful plant. The best times are in between bloom cycles. For outdoor plants, protect the plant from frost by covering new growth with a tarp and mulching the roots. I am paranoid about the watering because I think I watered too much on my older ones. Southwest Florida is in Zone 11a & 11b. When I took them out today, one looks great with lots of flowers the other one looks bad, no flowers and a lot of brown bracts should I trim off the brown parts? Only two species and one hybrid of Bougainvillea are generally in cultivation in this country and B. glabra and the hybrid B. Answer: Without more information, it is hard to say. johnevance1999@gmail.com on August 23, 2019: why is it that in kenya bougainvillea produces flower after years. Sometimes they are so still they look like small sticks, or like the little brown stems left behind by spent blooms. All the terra cotta pots I have ever seen already have drainage holes. The largest ones are a greenish-brown. I am most concerned with how many litres of water i should give these pots and how often i should water them weekly. Now that we live in Zone 8-b, I no longer grow this vine, but I sprinkled used coffee grounds around the one I had. Answer: I recommend using regular potting soil. More frequent watering, as the small amount of soil, will dry out more quickly, especially in hot weather. You can treat this with a broad-spectrum fungicide. SHOULD I POT IN THE GROUND OR PLANT IN A POT AND WHICH SIDE OF THE HOUSE WORKS BEST FOR IT. We have sandy soil so I add compost with cow manure and bogainvelia fertilizer. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on May 26, 2015: You're welcome. That will make a big difference in the advice I give you. You could check for pests -- mealy bugs almost killed mine. Answer: In zone 7, you will need to take them indoors over the winter. I decided to prune mine in the way that a vineyard manager prunes grape vines, but not as severely. Bougainvillea blooms only on the tips of new growth. They are still alive but some branches are only getting new growth on the ends. Bougainvillea does best with a soil pH of 5.5-6.5, so I also added some acidic soil. Thanks for visiting my article. Answer: They may be fine in large pots, but pots will require two things of you: 1. I first saw them, and fell in love, too, in San Francisco. Or so I thought! Bougainvillea has the nickname "paper flower" because the flowers on this vine are thin and resemble paper. Cooler conditions may cause the leaves to droop for several days so water less frequently until plant adapts, When bracts have dropped resume high nitrogen feed to encourage a second flush of bracts, Once flowering ends, usually in September, reduce frequency of watering, allowing the plant to become drier between watering and stop feeding, From November, water occasionally but thoroughly, Maintain a minimum night temperature of 10°C (50°F). Mix 200 gm of fresh Bougainvillea leaves in 1 lit water. I'm just not sure shrubs would be good to plant near a bougainvillea unless you have the free-standing type that has been trained to grow as a small tree -- this type will need constant pruning and shaping, and so would any shrub planted near it. Question: My indoor plant is wilting. Just feel the top one inch of soil with your finger. Bougainvillea needs rich, acidic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.0. If it is grown outdoors, be prepared to lose the plant if your winter is less than mild. Anywhere plastic touches the plant will be damaged. Choose a large container, because its roots are quite spread. There was only one flower left on the entire plant, so I was not a happy gardener. Question: I have my young bougainvillea in a pot, and will bring it inside for the winter. I bought my bogainvelia from home depot in January 2019; it had beautiful hot pink almost red looking blooms all over it. Question: What causes bourgainvillea bracts to dry? You should never leave it in the pot it came in if you are putting it in the ground, so I'm glad you didn't. It could be a lack of nutrients. What is the lowest temperature at night that BOUGAINVILLEA still tolerate? The dead portions can be always cut away after danger of additional freezing temps has passed. While your bougainvillea may briefly drop some throughout the year, it is classified as evergreen in mild climates and keeps its leaves year-round. These guys come out only at night, but are sometimes still there in early morning. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on May 12, 2017: I write a garden blog called "In the Garden with Maria". I live in NC, took plant inside for winter. Question: What contrasting drought tolerant shrub pairs well with bougainvillea? They need good drainage and full sun. Non-flowering – prune established plants in May and expose to cooler temperatures to stimulate flowering. I hope this helps you with those gorgeous plants, and thanks for reading my article. Bougainvillea likes a lot of water when it is first planted, but once established, it does better with soil a little on the dry side. Question: I pruned back a bed of bougainvillea today at work. the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9. All free-standing tropical plants should be covered if there is a danger of a hard freeze, but DO NOT use plastic bags or sheets of plastic. Pyrethrin-based pesticides. Thirty minutes is the max to let the pot sit in water. A humus rich moist, but well drained soil is essential for Bougainvillea, a bright sunny position is best but see if you can give the roots a cool spot, so mulch around the base. It needs good drainage & lots of sunshine. Want to take it out outside, when can i do it? https://inthegardenwithmaria.com/2016/05/26/bougai... Best bougainvilleas for pots and containers. We live in the desert southwest and our vine bougie dropped all its leaves within a month of planting and looked almost dead for about 2 years! Does it have good drainage? Paula Atwell from Cleveland, OH on September 16, 2014: We don't have these in our area, but I fell in love with them when I visited my sister in LA. × buttiana ‘Poulton’s Special’ AGM] B. × buttiana (B. glabra, B.peruviana) are best for containers as they flower when young.. Bougainvillea × buttiana ‘Poulton’s Special’ AGM: magenta-rose bracts [B. Thanks! We also have a bush with blue flowers, that he just cut down to the ground, even though it was blooming. The older canes are thick, hard, and sturdy, but the new wood will be tender and very flexible. They only grew maybe a foot taller if that lost all bracts and flowers but got a lot of new growth leaves only. A bougainvillea is a tropical thorny vine that can grow 40 feet tall. Enjoy your beautiful plant. Protect Garden 280897863 Wide Spectrum Systemic Fungicide, Healing and Preventive Effect, 500 ml, Green, 10 x 4 x 25 cm 4.1 out of 5 stars 56 Flower 30543 – Multi-Purpose Systemic Fungicide … Bougainvillea can be stored above freezing provided the compost is kept relatively dry but they will drop leaves, Early in the season, bend and tie in young strong-growing laterals to check the vigour and stimulate bract formation, After the bracts have fallen cut this long growth back by half to encourage a second flush of bracts in the late summer, Plants should respond to hard pruning but old plants are better replaced. Thanks for the squidlike and for the nice comment. It would help if you could send me a close-up photo of the pot and roots. I was told to get an organic product called Neem, and to spray my plant with it in the early morning or in the evening. They do, however, typically bloom twice per year: spring and fall. By following the tips below you will be rewarded a stunning display. Question: I have a bougainvillea tree in a large pot, which I bring indoors in the winter. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on April 05, 2017: In Atlanta you will need to grow Bougainvillea in a large pot that can be taken indoors during winter. Question: I live in Flagler County, Florida. If it is wilted, it may appreciate a short time in the shade, but remember this is a sun-loving plant. Audrey Howitt from California on September 16, 2014: Well, I had been wondering how to trim my plant and you answered that question--I wonder if it matters when I clip it?? Answer: The sap of bougainvillea is mildly toxic. The smaller the better. Bougainvillea is a hardy perennial, but it prefers the temperate climates of USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9 through 11. Always cut at a joint. I wish I have that purple bougainvillea too. If you use plastic, be sure there are some drainage holes in the bottom. I'm so glad I can grow them now. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on August 27, 2018: Do you mean underneath the root ball? I also put them around my azaleas, which also require acidic soil. This is the guy that created all this damage to my bougainvillea. Can you please advise on watering instructions. Give it a few weeks to take root -- a few months if you want lots of good strong roots. These thorny, colorful vines grow best in full sun. If it were to be pruned now, it would lose all the flower buds that will soon be coming. ... reduced humidity and a preventive spraying of fungicide will help greatly. If you've had a really hot summer, and not enough rain, you should probably be watering more. My husband takes his trimmer saw every 2 wks or so and "trims" our bougainvillea as if it is a green shrub. Sulfur does have a distinctive aroma, but it works quite well to deal with fungal infections. Take care planting or replanting a bougainvillea. I have loved bougainvillea since I first saw one on a trip to San Francisco. Question: Do I fertilize and cut off leaves and flowers in winter? Please help. I live in the desert in Las Vegas. Mine is just now beginning to put out new growth. If you want, you can send me a close-up photo of the bark and leaves at gardenerandcookblog@gmail.com. It doesn't like soggy soil. Grown usually for landscaping purposes, bougainvilleas are woody, ornamental shrubs that need minimal care. It has lots of stripped leaves. Of course, it performs best if it is happy: good soil, good drainage, full sun. These late season cuttings may take three months to root. Information is quite vague online in this regards and its difficult for me to ascertain whether i am over or under watering them. I seem to encounter it in all of my favorite places throughout the tropical Americas. A few bugs such as aphids, looping caterpillars, thrips and spider mites may pose a threat. This will allow new growth to emerge at the site of the pruning, and on healthy areas below. You may have to water the plant more often in terra cotta, as it is a porous material, so it "breathes" a bit. Grows perennially with flowers April to December. If so, why not just plant the bougainvillea next to the tree? It will grow far larger if in the ground. It, too, has to be re-sprayed after a rain, but it's a lot cheaper than insecticidal soaps, and you probably already have some in your pantry. This can be good if the plant is over-watered. It can get very warm underneath the coverings even if it is still cold outdoors. The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on July 10, 2014: @burntchestnut: I need to add orange to my list of colors for this plant. It can be used to dust leaves dry, or can be mixed with water and sprayed onto the plants. Indigenous to South America, bougainvillea vines grow best in USDA planting zones 9-11. Answer: Both are drought tolerant, so water needs are compatible. I haveVera deep purple I want to transfer it in big pot. After the plant is established it will prefer to be left on the dry side. Bougainvillea needs rich, acidic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.0. Bougainvillea is native to Central America, most of South America, the Caribbean Islands, Spain, parts of the United States, and many other warm climates. It could also be powdery mildew. It's the middle number in the 3 numbers on bags of fertilizer. The colorful bracts will fade when spent, then will brown and drop to the ground. I live in San Antonio and there are bougainvilleas everywhere and in many colors. If those needs are being met, it may need a good fertilizer. It is mid December in Yucatan, Mexico. I hope you have gotten rid of those pesky caterpillars! Severely infected bougainvilleas may wilt or die. 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