Bougainvillaea is a sun-loving plant and it is such an easy plant to grow. As I do not have much shade in my garden, I let my bougainvillaea grow tall and I tried to shape it into a big umbrella so that I could place some of my orchids and plants under the shade of the bougainvillaea plant. Lately, my bougainvillaea has grown out of control and look quite messy. My neighbour suggests that it is time to trim and re-shape it.
The only dismay that I have with my bougainvillaea is it doesn't bloom as much as when I first bought it from the nursery. The whole tree had more blooms than leaves. I have 3 pots of bougainvillaeas ~ 2 pots of fuschia colour flowers and 1 orange flower. The orange flower hardly blooms. In the 2nd photo above, you can see a few tiny orange bloom at the back.
I have used the NPK compound fertilizers to stimulate the flowering of my bougainvillaeas. But I believe this is not good enough because it doesn't flower as much. If anyone has more tips on what to do to encourage more blooms on my bougainvillaea, please do share with me. I will try to trim my bougainvillaea in these two days to make them neater and tidier.