My beautiful bougainvillea got bugs on the leaves. I tried to check on the net who they are but didn't find these fellows. They look like fat mini worms, the largest ones are max 1mm long, most of them are 0,5mm.
They suck the juice from the leaves and flowers, leaving the leaves wrinkled and the color of the flowers light pink with red dots (their color should be "fuchsia").
The plant is half dry as well. And the new growth (the tips) dry out soon after. Is this a calcium deficiency?
What kind of food does bougainvillea need? It's weird that mine is not doing well at all, because wherever I look on the streets, everyone has them in full bloom with healthy leaves! Most of the people here (in UAE) just use water, no food.
Mine is standing half a day in the sun. In the afternoon only I get sun on my terrace. Does this affect it's growth as well? I remember they need a full sun to stay healthy.
I love this plant soooooo much! I got it as a present from my husband and now I feel too sad to see it like that. (And scared not to kill it...)
Thanks a lot in advance for your help guys!