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Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:13 pm
by applestar
Yes, the colored parts are bracts, I believe, like with poinsettias.


Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:37 pm
by gbhunter77
Little white flowers are the norm. Mine look just like that.

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:37 am
by TomM
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.


Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:37 am
by gbhunter77
Mine only bloom under stress normally. Its just green most of the summer.

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:32 am
by kdodds
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.

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:32 pm
by Intriguedbybonsai
Okay. Yes the bark is definitely soft and corky. Maybe I went a little overboard with the spongy feel description. lol

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:38 am
by lucenda
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!