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Bogie in Bloom

Post  Twisted Trees on Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:52 pm

My Bouganvillea "Pink Pixie" is in bloom.  This seems to be the best variety for my area, zone 5.

Photo by William Valavanis


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Post  leatherback on Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:03 pm

That looks really nice!

I picked up a bougie earlier this year from the junk tray at Lodder bonsai spring sale. It survived great, but the branches do not seem to thicken up. New growth is over 60cm/2ft, but thinner as a pencil. Do you have any tricks that speed it up?

How do you get it to flower on short branches?

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Post  Plecostomus on Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:49 pm

Nice bougie you got there! But I dont think its a pink pixie. They leaves should be more compact and the bloom its more pink, your are more purple...

Anyways, congrats!

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:22 pm

It is not Pink Pixie, the bloom color is wrong, the leaves are wrong and the bloom placement on the stems is wrong.

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Post  Twisted Trees on Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:54 pm

Billy M. Rhodes wrote:It is not Pink Pixie, the bloom color is wrong, the leaves are wrong and the bloom placement on the stems is wrong.
Ok. It was sold to me as a "Pink Pixie."

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Post  ortizdhs on Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:58 pm

I think that it could be a Bougainvillea glabra.

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Post  Twisted Trees on Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:14 pm

ortizdhs wrote:I think that it could be a Bougainvillea glabra.
I still think it's a pixie. Most of the leaves are from the winter which accounts for their odd shape. This is the most colorful the blooms have ever been and due to my climate the bunching of the flowers is probably not normal. Other than that you may be right.

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Post  Twisted Trees on Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:19 pm

leatherback wrote:That looks really nice!

I picked up a bougie earlier this year from the junk tray at Lodder bonsai spring sale. It survived great, but the branches do not seem to thicken up. New growth is over 60cm/2ft, but thinner as a pencil. Do you have any tricks that speed it up?

How do you get it to flower on short branches?
Living in the agriculture zone I live in raising Bogies is a crap shoot. It's a vine by nature so trimming new growth is essential... and time. As far as speeding it up, move to a tropical zone.

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:06 pm

I have a number of Bogies of different colors and habit, it is NOT a Pink Pixie. Later today I will photograph a Pink Pixie.

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:23 pm

This my Pink Pixie 08/16/2013



Notice how the flowers cluster.



These are some less mature flowers coming out, notice how close to the stem they are.

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Post  tmmason10 on Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:39 pm

I actually agree with Billy, I have a pink pixie and it looks just like his. I'm not saying the bougie in be original post isn't but the leaves do looks quite different.

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:41 pm

The original photo is labeled as "Photo by William Valvanis." Did Bill Valvanis sell this as Pink Pixie?

As to getting thicker branches in cooler parts of the world, you do the same thinks we do except not as quickly.

1. Time

2. Larger pot, but don't let it stay wet.

3. Let branches grow long, trim back, let grow again.

4. Bougainvillea will bloom if

a. pruned, it only blooms on new growth.

b. kept it on the dry side.

c. Use a bloom buster fertilizer with a high middle number.

5. remember that usually blooming/flowers and developing branch structure DO NOT go together.

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Post  AlainK on Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:49 pm

Twisted Trees wrote:My Bouganvillea "Pink Pixie" is in bloom.
Beautiful. thumbs up 

I can't really grow this species here (no greenhouse), lucky you Wink

I don't like the shape of the pot that much - too "square for me although one can have a different vision of course, but I find the colours are perfect. Cool

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Post  leatherback on Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:38 pm

Hi Billy,

thx for that info. Hope it is OK to add my tree here, with so many boegie fans on the thread..

My boegie was only very little when I bought it at Lodder Bonsai late April this year:


Now it looks like this; Should I let the branches grow much longer than this to get a start of thickening? (Any idea which species it might be?

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Re: Bogie in Bloom

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:52 pm

Bougainvillea glabra.

See my post above

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