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Bougainvillea can be easily propagated by taking cuttings from the plant. This time of year, use hardwood (bare stem) cuttings. In the spring, you can use softwood cuttings.Use a clean, sharp knife to remove the cutting from your existing plant.

Root a piece of cutting at least 3 or 4 inches in length in a pot filled with soil. Sandy soil is recommended. Add organic material such as compost or mulch to the potting soil. If you want, before planting, dip the end of the cutting in a rooting hormone product available at plant nurseries and home-and-garden centers.

You can keep the pot indoors, or outdoors, because of our mild winters at ther moment. But if it is going to freeze, bring the pot inside. Bougainvillea freezes easily.

Keep the soil moist, but not wet. The cutting should take root within three months.

In the spring, transplant to a larger pot if needed. - Hope this is of some help

16 Jul, 2008

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