Author Topic: bougainvillea initial bract color  (Read 2098 times)

jferrier

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bougainvillea initial bract color
« on: March 23, 2011, 04:39 PM »
I have 2 bougies and have always seen them already in bloom at nurseries, but have never owned one that produced blooms that I could see from the beginning .  Mine now has what appears to be small green bracts, though I know the bracts were colored before. Do these bracts change colors from the initial development? Don't have pics yet but can get some.
 

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Re: bougainvillea initial bract color
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2011, 09:08 PM »
The fact that they're small suggests to me that they're still developing. I believe color comes as the bracts mature.
 

jtucker

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Re: bougainvillea initial bract color
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012, 10:40 PM »
If they're very small, sometimes it's hard to tell between a bract and a new leaf. Sometimes the leaves are greenish with a little bit of whatever color flower bract and they trick you into thinking they will be flowers! But yes, sometimes bract colors change. I have one bougie with bracts that are orange (like an orange orange, not pink orange) when the first come out, then they are bright hot pink when they mature. I also have a couple that come out magenta and stay magenta forever...