Bougainvillea are an immensely showy, floriferous and hardy plant. Virtually pest-free and disease resistant, it rewards its owner with an abundance of color and vitality when it is well looked after.

Rid Common Pests & Diseases from your Bougainvillea

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A part of the bougainvillea’s appeal is that they are relatively disease and pest-free plants. It is NOT common for your bougainvillea to be affected by these pests and diseases if you follow simple rules for bougainvillea plant care, and fertilize with Bougain® which contains a significant amount of micro-nutrients – vital for healthy, blooming bougainvillea. Visit this page which contains most (but not all) common pests/diseases that may affect your bougainvillea.

  • Aphids (Greenfly, Blackfly, or Plant Lice)
  • Caterpillars (Bougainvillea Looper)
  • Leaf Miners (Moths, Flies, Beetles, Wasps)
  • Scale Insects (Parasites, Mealybugs)
  • Snails & Slugs
  • Mites (Spider Mites)
  • Thrips
  • Whitefly
  • Common Diseases
  • Deficiency Signs

On the rare occurrences that your bougainvillea experiences pest problems or disease, always try the least toxic method of pest control as your first step. If you use chemical pesticides to control insect pests, you will also kill natural predators. If you choose a chemical control, follow directions and guidelines closely and always wear protective clothing and safety gear including a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, neoprene gloves, goggles and a respirator. Chemical pesticides are not recommended for use inside the home.