It let me know immediately in no uncertain terms that it was not happy. By withering and dropping almost all its leaves!
|Big drip tray full of Bougainvillea leaves and flowers|
I didn't notice it till this morning, when I opened the blinds on that window, and took a good look at it. It was only there for about three days, and already it is remarkably denuded.
|Minus all its top leaves, now in the prime real estate that is my only south-facing window|
|We're finally getting some sun this morning, but it might be too little, too late|
|The lower leaves are still green and hanging on, but how long will they last?|
|A couple are looking very chlorotic.|
I'm a Bougainvillea newbie. I hope it lives. I've moved it into that south-facing window, but at this point I don't know what else to do. Should I cut it back? I think the top branches are still alive, but is it too stressed to try to support them? Would it be more merciful if I just took off those top branches? Keep your fingers crossed, and if you have any advice for me, give it!