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applestar
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Yes, the colored parts are bracts, I believe, like with poinsettias.

gbhunter77
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yep

Little white flowers are the norm. Mine look just like that.
There is no such thing as too much bonsai. Just not enough room!

TomM
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Mine too. Nearly all the bracts have 2 or 3 gorgeous pinky white star-like flowers. And just as this one is finished my other one, a 'pink pixie', will begin to bloom - usually lasting into the Fall.

gbhunter77
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bloom

Mine only bloom under stress normally. Its just green most of the summer.
There is no such thing as too much bonsai. Just not enough room!

kdodds
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IME, all bougies have a slight give to the bark, almost like a soft or corky feel. Spongy? I wouldn't go that far. But softer than a maple or even a ficus, absolutely.

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Intriguedbybonsai
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Okay. Yes the bark is definitely soft and corky. Maybe I went a little overboard with the spongy feel description. lol
I am Quintin, the one who became inspired, informed, and intrigued by bonsai. But I also like gardening too. :D

lucenda
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What is the best time to prune a bougie? Mine is growing out of control; I do not want to cut off all those beautifull flowers but I am afraid I have to.

Can I keep the cuttings in water or soil?

Thank you; this is a great forum for beginners!

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