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All Bougainvillea are dropping, have dropped, or are re-growing leaves for the winter.

We offer BOUGAINVILLEA in 1" Starter Plugs that are 3"-7" tall, in small sizes great to put up into a 4" pot or take 2-3 for a gallon pot or hanging basket. We also offer some varieties in 1-Gal, 3-Gal, and 5-Gal. size plant.

NOTE: ALL BOUGAINVILLEA DROP LEAVES FOR FALL & WINTER AND THEN REGROW THEM...

** WE HAVE STOPPED SHIPPING ANYTHING LARGER THAN FULL GAL IN BOUGAINVILLEA, AS THEY HAVE A TENDENCY TO BREAK LIMBS...LARGER SPECIMENS IN STOCK CAN BE PICKED UP AT NURSERY ONLY!!***


Shipping: Plugs are in small cups and need to be planted in these cups with roots able to extend from the bottom hole or from the top. Plant plug in cup in good potting soil and keep moist and in partial shade for 10 days or so, removing from the cups could damage tender roots and voids any guarantee. Picture of starter plant in my hand gives you an idea of what size they are. Long bloom time from spring thru fall You can use liquid fertilizer every other week or a slow release fertilizer a couple of times a season This plant is very easy to grow, it will tolerate all types of soil and watering, although enjoys slightly acid (5.5-6.5pH)soil and a dry/wet type of watering. Remember that Bougainvilleas will grow new shoots and get larger with good water and fertilizer, while restricting water and fertilizer will have a tendency to initiate blooming.

Plants are shipped out on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and sometimes on Saturdays....Most plants will be sent bare root wrapped in wet sphagnum moss and a plastic bag wrapped in tape for security, and sent via USPS Priority Mail. When plants arrive be sure and soak in water overnight and then plant. I take great care in wrapping plants to assure they arrive safely, but sometimes the Post Office gets careless and damages the package(See “Damage” under shipping).

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Bougainvillea Delta Dawn--60BLOOMS ORANGE WITH VARIEGATED LEAVES Bougainvillea Raspberry Ice-BLOOMS RASPBERRY RED WITH VARIEGATED LEAVES Bougainvillea Bengal Orange-Blooms Orange with Variegated Foliage
DELTA DAWN BOUGAINVILLEA-BLOOMS ORANGE WITH VARIEGATED LEAVES -Tropical Z 9+.

Plugs are starter plants with approximately 1” in diameter by 1 ¼+” deep roots in plastic cups. The cups are to be clipped individually and planted in the cup so as not to disturb the roots. The cups have several holes in them to accommodate the roots plus growing out of the top. Years ago, we noticed that in removing the cups folks were damaging the roots, which resulted in death of the plant at least 50% of the time. We grow Plugs (3-5” tall), Lg Plugs (slightly larger and usually branched), Full Gal (multi-branched 12-18”+): THESE ARE ALL THAT WE SHIP. AFTER THE FIRST YEAR OR TWO, BOUGAINVILLEA GROWS IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT IS BRITTLE AND BREAKS. NOT GOOD FOR SHIPPING! We also grow Bougainvillea in 3 gal, 5 gal, and sometimes larger, but they must be picked up at the nursery-WE WILL NOT SHIP THESE SIZES.

RASPBERRY ICE BOUGAINVILLEA-BLOOMS RASPBERRY RED WITH VARIEGATED LEAVES -Tropical Z 9+. Spreading.

Plugs are starter plants with approximately 1” in diameter by 1 ¼+” deep roots in plastic cups. The cups are to be clipped individually and planted in the cup so as not to disturb the roots. The cups have several holes in them to accommodate the roots plus growing out of the top. Years ago, we noticed that in removing the cups folks were damaging the roots, which resulted in death of the plant at least 50% of the time. We grow Plugs (3-5” tall), Lg Plugs (slightly larger and usually branched), Full Gal (multi-branched 12-18”+): THESE ARE ALL THAT WE SHIP. AFTER THE FIRST YEAR OR TWO, BOUGAINVILLEA GROWS IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT IS BRITTLE AND BREAKS. NOT GOOD FOR SHIPPING! We also grow Bougainvillea in 3 gal, 5 gal, and sometimes larger, but they must be picked up at the nursery-WE WILL NOT SHIP THESE SIZES. You can use slow release fertilizer a couple of times a season. This plant is very easy to grow, it will tolerate all types of soil and watering. To promote new growth add fertilizer and water, to bloom, slack off of both.

Bougainvillea Bengal Orange-Blooms Orange with Variegated Foliage-Tropical Zone: 9+

Plugs are starter plants with approximately 1” in diameter by 1 ¼+” deep roots in plastic cups. The cups are to be clipped individually and planted in the cup so as not to disturb the roots. The cups have several holes in them to accommodate the roots plus growing out of the top. Years ago, we noticed that in removing the cups folks were damaging the roots, which resulted in death of the plant at least 50% of the time. We grow Plugs (3-5” tall), Lg Plugs (slightly larger and usually branched), Full Gal (multi-branched 12-18”+): THESE ARE ALL THAT WE SHIP. AFTER THE FIRST YEAR OR TWO, BOUGAINVILLEA GROWS IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT IS BRITTLE AND BREAKS. NOT GOOD FOR SHIPPING! We also grow Bougainvillea in 3 gal, 5 gal, and sometimes larger, but they must be picked up at the nursery-WE WILL NOT SHIP THESE SIZES. You can use slow release fertilizer a couple of times a season. This plant is very easy to grow, it will tolerate all types of soil and watering. To promote new growth add fertilizer and water, to bloom, slack off of both.

ORANGE ICE-Blooms Orange with Variegated Foliage RUBRA-RED BLOOMS VARIEGATED FOLIAGE Bougainvillea Vicky-Bicolor Blooms Lavender Rose and White with Variegated Voliage Z9

Bougainvillea Orange Ice-Blooms Orange with Variegated Foliage-Tropical 9+

Plugs are starter plants with approximately 1” in diameter by 1 ¼+” deep roots in plastic cups. The cups are to be clipped individually and planted in the cup so as not to disturb the roots. The cups have several holes in them to accommodate the roots plus growing out of the top. Years ago, we noticed that in removing the cups folks were damaging the roots, which resulted in death of the plant at least 50% of the time. We grow Plugs (3-5” tall), Lg Plugs (slightly larger and usually branched), Full Gal (multi-branched 12-18”+): THESE ARE ALL THAT WE SHIP. AFTER THE FIRST YEAR OR TWO, BOUGAINVILLEA GROWS IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT IS BRITTLE AND BREAKS. NOT GOOD FOR SHIPPING! We also grow Bougainvillea in 3 gal, 5 gal, and sometimes larger, but they must be picked up at the nursery-WE WILL NOT SHIP THESE SIZES. You can use slow release fertilizer a couple of times a season. This plant is very easy to grow, it will tolerate all types of soil and watering. To promote new growth add fertilizer and water, to bloom, slack off of both.


Bougainvillea Rubra-Blooms Red with Variegated Foliage-Tropical Zone 9+

Plugs are starter plants with approximately 1” in diameter by 1 ¼+” deep roots in plastic cups. The cups are to be clipped individually and planted in the cup so as not to disturb the roots. The cups have several holes in them to accommodate the roots plus growing out of the top. Years ago, we noticed that in removing the cups folks were damaging the roots, which resulted in death of the plant at least 50% of the time. We grow Plugs (3-5” tall), Lg Plugs (slightly larger and usually branched), Full Gal (multi-branched 12-18”+): THESE ARE ALL THAT WE SHIP. AFTER THE FIRST YEAR OR TWO, BOUGAINVILLEA GROWS IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT IS BRITTLE AND BREAKS. NOT GOOD FOR SHIPPING! We also grow Bougainvillea in 3 gal, 5 gal, and sometimes larger, but they must be picked up at the nursery-WE WILL NOT SHIP THESE SIZES. You can use slow release fertilizer a couple of times a season. This plant is very easy to grow, it will tolerate all types of soil and watering. To promote new growth add fertilizer and water, to bloom, slack off of both.

Bougainvillea Vicky-Bicolor Blooms Lavender Rose and White with Variegated Voliage-Tropical Zone 9+

Plugs are starter plants with approximately 1” in diameter by 1 ¼+” deep roots in plastic cups. The cups are to be clipped individually and planted in the cup so as not to disturb the roots. The cups have several holes in them to accommodate the roots plus growing out of the top. Years ago, we noticed that in removing the cups folks were damaging the roots, which resulted in death of the plant at least 50% of the time. We grow Plugs (3-5” tall), Lg Plugs (slightly larger and usually branched), Full Gal (multi-branched 12-18”+): THESE ARE ALL THAT WE SHIP. AFTER THE FIRST YEAR OR TWO, BOUGAINVILLEA GROWS IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT IS BRITTLE AND BREAKS. NOT GOOD FOR SHIPPING! We also grow Bougainvillea in 3 gal, 5 gal, and sometimes larger, but they must be picked up at the nursery-WE WILL NOT SHIP THESE SIZES. You can use slow release fertilizer a couple of times a season. This plant is very easy to grow, it will tolerate all types of soil and watering. To promote new growth add fertilizer and water, to bloom, slack off of both.

BOUGAINVILLEA VERA VARIEGATA -REDDISH PURPLE BRACTS BUSH NON VINING VARIEGATED FOLIAGE TROPICAL ZONE 9+ BOUGAINVILLEA SUNSTONE RED-Blooms Red with Variegated Foliage-Tropical 9+ BOUGAINVILLEA PIXIE QUEEN-Double Blooms Rose Red with Variegated Foliage-Tropical 9+
BOUGAINVILLEA VERA VARIEGATA -REDDISH PURPLE BRACTS BUSH NON VINING VARIEGATED FOLIAGE TROPICAL ZONE 9+

  • Reddish-Purple bracts
  • Variegated foliage-Green with cream edges some veining
  • Bush-type non vining bougainvillea
  • Good candidate for bonsai
  • Tropical Zone 9+
  • Plugs are starter plants with approximately 1” in diameter by 1 ¼+” deep roots in plastic cups. The cups are to be clipped individually and planted in the cup so as not to disturb the roots. The cups have several holes in them to accommodate the roots plus growing out of the top. Years ago, we noticed that in removing the cups folks were damaging the roots, which resulted in death of the plant at least 50% of the time. We grow Plugs (3-5” tall), Lg Plugs (slightly larger and usually branched), Full Gal (multi-branched 12-18”+): THESE ARE ALL THAT WE SHIP. AFTER THE FIRST YEAR OR TWO, BOUGAINVILLEA GROWS IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT IS BRITTLE AND BREAKS. NOT GOOD FOR SHIPPING! We also grow Bougainvillea in 3 gal, 5 gal, and sometimes larger, but they must be picked up at the nursery-WE WILL NOT SHIP THESE SIZES. You can use slow release fertilizer a couple of times a season. This plant is very easy to grow, it will tolerate all types of soil and watering. To promote new growth add fertilizer and water, to bloom, slack off of both.

BOUGAINVILLEA SUNSTONE RED-Blooms Red with Variegated Foliage-Tropical 9+

  • Trailing Bush and Espalier type
  • Magenta Red Blooms with different shades of Variegated Foliage
  • Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
  • Zone 9+ Tropical
  • Plugs are starter plants with approximately 1” in diameter by 1 ¼+” deep roots in plastic cups. The cups are to be clipped individually and planted in the cup so as not to disturb the roots. The cups have several holes in them to accommodate the roots plus growing out of the top. Years ago, we noticed that in removing the cups folks were damaging the roots, which resulted in death of the plant at least 50% of the time. We grow Plugs (3-5” tall), Lg Plugs (slightly larger and usually branched), Full Gal (multi-branched 12-18”+): THESE ARE ALL THAT WE SHIP. AFTER THE FIRST YEAR OR TWO, BOUGAINVILLEA GROWS IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT IS BRITTLE AND BREAKS. NOT GOOD FOR SHIPPING! We also grow Bougainvillea in 3 gal, 5 gal, and sometimes larger, but they must be picked up at the nursery-WE WILL NOT SHIP THESE SIZES. You can use slow release fertilizer a couple of times a season. This plant is very easy to grow, it will tolerate all types of soil and watering. To promote new growth add fertilizer and water, to bloom, slack off of both.

BOUGAINVILLEA PIXIE QUEEN-Double Blooms Rose Red with Variegated Foliage-Tropical 9+

  • Trailing Bush and Espalier type
  • Rose Red Double Blooms with Variegated Foliage
  • Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
  • Zone 9+ Tropical
  • Plugs are starter plants with approximately 1” in diameter by 1 ¼+” deep roots in plastic cups. The cups are to be clipped individually and planted in the cup so as not to disturb the roots. The cups have several holes in them to accommodate the roots plus growing out of the top. Years ago, we noticed that in removing the cups folks were damaging the roots, which resulted in death of the plant at least 50% of the time. We grow Plugs (3-5” tall), Lg Plugs (slightly larger and usually branched), Full Gal (multi-branched 12-18”+): THESE ARE ALL THAT WE SHIP. AFTER THE FIRST YEAR OR TWO, BOUGAINVILLEA GROWS IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT IS BRITTLE AND BREAKS. NOT GOOD FOR SHIPPING! We also grow Bougainvillea in 3 gal, 5 gal, and sometimes larger, but they must be picked up at the nursery-WE WILL NOT SHIP THESE SIZES. You can use slow release fertilizer a couple of times a season. This plant is very easy to grow, it will tolerate all types of soil and watering. To promote new growth add fertilizer and water, to bloom, slack off of both.

SAVITEE BOUGAINVILLEA-BLOOMS PINK WITH VARIEGATED LEAVES ROYAL BENGAL RED BOUGAINVILLEA-BLOOMS RED WITH VARIEGATED LEAVES BLUEBERRY ICE BOUGAINVILLEA-BLOOMS/BRACTS VIOLET WITH VARIEGATED LEAVES -Tropical Z 9+

SAVITEE BOUGAINVILLEA-BLOOMS PINK WITH VARIEGATED LEAVES TROPICAL Z-9+

Plugs are starter plants with approximately 1” in diameter by 1 ¼+” deep roots in plastic cups. The cups are to be clipped individually and planted in the cup so as not to disturb the roots. The cups have several holes in them to accommodate the roots plus growing out of the top. Years ago, we noticed that in removing the cups folks were damaging the roots, which resulted in death of the plant at least 50% of the time. We grow Plugs (3-5” tall), Lg Plugs (slightly larger and usually branched), Full Gal (multi-branched 12-18”+): THESE ARE ALL THAT WE SHIP. AFTER THE FIRST YEAR OR TWO, BOUGAINVILLEA GROWS IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT IS BRITTLE AND BREAKS. NOT GOOD FOR SHIPPING! We also grow Bougainvillea in 3 gal, 5 gal, and sometimes larger, but they must be picked up at the nursery-WE WILL NOT SHIP THESE SIZES. You can use slow release fertilizer a couple of times a season. This plant is very easy to grow, it will tolerate all types of soil and watering. To promote new growth add fertilizer and water, to bloom, slack off of both.

ROYAL BENGAL RED BOUGAINVILLEA-BLOOMS RED WITH VARIEGATED LEAVES TROPICAL Z-9+

Plugs are starter plants with approximately 1” in diameter by 1 ¼+” deep roots in plastic cups. The cups are to be clipped individually and planted in the cup so as not to disturb the roots. The cups have several holes in them to accommodate the roots plus growing out of the top. Years ago, we noticed that in removing the cups folks were damaging the roots, which resulted in death of the plant at least 50% of the time. We grow Plugs (3-5” tall), Lg Plugs (slightly larger and usually branched), Full Gal (multi-branched 12-18”+): THESE ARE ALL THAT WE SHIP. AFTER THE FIRST YEAR OR TWO, BOUGAINVILLEA GROWS IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT IS BRITTLE AND BREAKS. NOT GOOD FOR SHIPPING! We also grow Bougainvillea in 3 gal, 5 gal, and sometimes larger, but they must be picked up at the nursery-WE WILL NOT SHIP THESE SIZES. You can use slow release fertilizer a couple of times a season. This plant is very easy to grow, it will tolerate all types of soil and watering. To promote new growth add fertilizer and water, to bloom, slack off of both.

BLUEBERRY ICE BOUGAINVILLEA-BLOOMS/BRACTS VIOLET WITH VARIEGATED LEAVES -Tropical Z 9+.

Plugs are starter plants with approximately 1” in diameter by 1 ¼+” deep roots in plastic cups. The cups are to be clipped individually and planted in the cup so as not to disturb the roots. The cups have several holes in them to accommodate the roots plus growing out of the top. Years ago, we noticed that in removing the cups folks were damaging the roots, which resulted in death of the plant at least 50% of the time. We grow Plugs (3-5” tall), Lg Plugs (slightly larger and usually branched), Full Gal (multi-branched 12-18”+): THESE ARE ALL THAT WE SHIP. AFTER THE FIRST YEAR OR TWO, BOUGAINVILLEA GROWS IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT IS BRITTLE AND BREAKS. NOT GOOD FOR SHIPPING! We also grow Bougainvillea in 3 gal, 5 gal, and sometimes larger, but they must be picked up at the nursery-WE WILL NOT SHIP THESE SIZES. You can use slow release fertilizer a couple of times a season. This plant is very easy to grow, it will tolerate all types of soil and watering. To promote new growth add fertilizer and water, to bloom, slack off of both.

DOUBLE DELIGHT BOUGAINVILLEA-BLOOMS/BRACTS PINKY-WHITEWITH VARIEGATED LEAVES -Tropical Z 9+ BOUGAINVILLEA SUNSTONE WHITE-Blooms White with Variegated Foliage-Tropical 9+ Bougainvillea White Stripe-Blooms White with Variegated Foliage
DOUBLE DELIGHT BOUGAINVILLEA-BLOOMS/BRACTS PINKY-WHITEWITH VARIEGATED LEAVES -Tropical Z 9+

Plugs are starter plants with approximately 1” in diameter by 1 ¼+” deep roots in plastic cups. The cups are to be clipped individually and planted in the cup so as not to disturb the roots. The cups have several holes in them to accommodate the roots plus growing out of the top. Years ago, we noticed that in removing the cups folks were damaging the roots, which resulted in death of the plant at least 50% of the time. We grow Plugs (3-5” tall), Lg Plugs (slightly larger and usually branched), Full Gal (multi-branched 12-18”+): THESE ARE ALL THAT WE SHIP. AFTER THE FIRST YEAR OR TWO, BOUGAINVILLEA GROWS IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT IS BRITTLE AND BREAKS. NOT GOOD FOR SHIPPING! We also grow Bougainvillea in 3 gal, 5 gal, and sometimes larger, but they must be picked up at the nursery-WE WILL NOT SHIP THESE SIZES. You can use slow release fertilizer a couple of times a season. This plant is very easy to grow, it will tolerate all types of soil and watering. To promote new growth add fertilizer and water, to bloom, slack off of both.

BOUGAINVILLEA SUNSTONE WHITE-Blooms White with Variegated Foliage-Tropical 9+

  • Trailing Bush and Espalier type
  • White Blooms with different shades of Variegated Foliage
  • Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
  • Zone 9+ Tropical
  • Plugs are starter plants with approximately 1” in diameter by 1 ¼+” deep roots in plastic cups. The cups are to be clipped individually and planted in the cup so as not to disturb the roots. The cups have several holes in them to accommodate the roots plus growing out of the top. Years ago, we noticed that in removing the cups folks were damaging the roots, which resulted in death of the plant at least 50% of the time. We grow Plugs (3-5” tall), Lg Plugs (slightly larger and usually branched), Full Gal (multi-branched 12-18”+): THESE ARE ALL THAT WE SHIP. AFTER THE FIRST YEAR OR TWO, BOUGAINVILLEA GROWS IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT IS BRITTLE AND BREAKS. NOT GOOD FOR SHIPPING! We also grow Bougainvillea in 3 gal, 5 gal, and sometimes larger, but they must be picked up at the nursery-WE WILL NOT SHIP THESE SIZES. You can use slow release fertilizer a couple of times a season. This plant is very easy to grow, it will tolerate all types of soil and watering. To promote new growth add fertilizer and water, to bloom, slack off of both.

Bougainvillea White Stripe-Blooms White with Variegated Foliage-Tropical Zone 9+

Plugs are starter plants with approximately 1” in diameter by 1 ¼+” deep roots in plastic cups. The cups are to be clipped individually and planted in the cup so as not to disturb the roots. The cups have several holes in them to accommodate the roots plus growing out of the top. Years ago, we noticed that in removing the cups folks were damaging the roots, which resulted in death of the plant at least 50% of the time. We grow Plugs (3-5” tall), Lg Plugs (slightly larger and usually branched), Full Gal (multi-branched 12-18”+): THESE ARE ALL THAT WE SHIP. AFTER THE FIRST YEAR OR TWO, BOUGAINVILLEA GROWS IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT IS BRITTLE AND BREAKS. NOT GOOD FOR SHIPPING! We also grow Bougainvillea in 3 gal, 5 gal, and sometimes larger, but they must be picked up at the nursery-WE WILL NOT SHIP THESE SIZES. You can use slow release fertilizer a couple of times a season. This plant is very easy to grow, it will tolerate all types of soil and watering. To promote new growth add fertilizer and water, to bloom, slack off of both.

Bougainvillea Royal Dauphine-Blooms Lavender-Red with Variegated Foliage Bougainvillea Lafitte-Blooms Red with Tinge of Orange with Variegated Foliage Bougainvillea Mardi Gras-Blooms Orange-Red with Variegated Foliage
Bougainvillea Royal Dauphine-Blooms Lavender-Red with Variegated Foliage-Tropical Zone 9+

Plugs are starter plants with approximately 1” in diameter by 1 ¼+” deep roots in plastic cups. The cups are to be clipped individually and planted in the cup so as not to disturb the roots. The cups have several holes in them to accommodate the roots plus growing out of the top. Years ago, we noticed that in removing the cups folks were damaging the roots, which resulted in death of the plant at least 50% of the time. We grow Plugs (3-5” tall), Lg Plugs (slightly larger and usually branched), Full Gal (multi-branched 12-18”+): THESE ARE ALL THAT WE SHIP. AFTER THE FIRST YEAR OR TWO, BOUGAINVILLEA GROWS IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT IS BRITTLE AND BREAKS. NOT GOOD FOR SHIPPING! We also grow Bougainvillea in 3 gal, 5 gal, and sometimes larger, but they must be picked up at the nursery-WE WILL NOT SHIP THESE SIZES. You can use slow release fertilizer a couple of times a season. This plant is very easy to grow, it will tolerate all types of soil and watering. To promote new growth add fertilizer and water, to bloom, slack off of both.

Bougainvillea Lafitte-Blooms Red with Tinge of Orange with Variegated Foliage-Tropical Zone: 9+

Plugs are starter plants with approximately 1” in diameter by 1 ¼+” deep roots in plastic cups. The cups are to be clipped individually and planted in the cup so as not to disturb the roots. The cups have several holes in them to accommodate the roots plus growing out of the top. Years ago, we noticed that in removing the cups folks were damaging the roots, which resulted in death of the plant at least 50% of the time. We grow Plugs (3-5” tall), Lg Plugs (slightly larger and usually branched), Full Gal (multi-branched 12-18”+): THESE ARE ALL THAT WE SHIP. AFTER THE FIRST YEAR OR TWO, BOUGAINVILLEA GROWS IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT IS BRITTLE AND BREAKS. NOT GOOD FOR SHIPPING! We also grow Bougainvillea in 3 gal, 5 gal, and sometimes larger, but they must be picked up at the nursery-WE WILL NOT SHIP THESE SIZES. You can use slow release fertilizer a couple of times a season. This plant is very easy to grow, it will tolerate all types of soil and watering. To promote new growth add fertilizer and water, to bloom, slack off of both.


Bougainvillea Mardi Gras-Blooms Orange-Red with Variegated Foliage-Tropical Zone: 9+

Plugs are starter plants with approximately 1” in diameter by 1 ¼+” deep roots in plastic cups. The cups are to be clipped individually and planted in the cup so as not to disturb the roots. The cups have several holes in them to accommodate the roots plus growing out of the top. Years ago, we noticed that in removing the cups folks were damaging the roots, which resulted in death of the plant at least 50% of the time. We grow Plugs (3-5” tall), Lg Plugs (slightly larger and usually branched), Full Gal (multi-branched 12-18”+): THESE ARE ALL THAT WE SHIP. AFTER THE FIRST YEAR OR TWO, BOUGAINVILLEA GROWS IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT IS BRITTLE AND BREAKS. NOT GOOD FOR SHIPPING! We also grow Bougainvillea in 3 gal, 5 gal, and sometimes larger, but they must be picked up at the nursery-WE WILL NOT SHIP THESE SIZES. You can use slow release fertilizer a couple of times a season. This plant is very easy to grow, it will tolerate all types of soil and watering. To promote new growth add fertilizer and water, to bloom, slack off of both.