My bougainvillea plant hardly flowers and only at the tips. It has one very long vertically growing stem(if I may call it so).

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Is this an example of apical dominance. If so how is it to be corrected? Do I have to cut the long step?

Days are long and it is monsoon in India. It receives 3 hours of direct sunshine in the morning, and ample ventilation continuously.

It is watered with nearly 500 cc every afternoon.

I have already employed means like trimming, pruning etc. with no avail.

Do I have to cut the stem?

  • I think you need more sun to get blooms. Aug 17, 2020 at 16:55
  • @blacksmith37 But do I have to cut that long branch? Aug 17, 2020 at 19:19
  • I would trim it because it is out of proportion. Aug 18, 2020 at 14:46


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