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Plumeria ‘frangipani’ fact
sheet    

from
David’s Exotic Plants
 

Watering


Plumeria
should not be watered at all in the winter period.   Start watering around March, and as soon as growth is
seen to start again, feed with
Superthrive
once a week.  This first
Springtime watering should only be about every two weeks. Once the plant
has started to grow again, watering should be carried out whenever the
soil is seen to be bone dry.

Over-wintering
in the UK


Place
the plumeria in a garage or in the house in the winter time. They
perform better on a window sill with plenty of light. 
Keep the plant dry throughout the winter months. Simply ensure
the tree has plenty of light and ventilation. Ensure the
greenhouse/conservatory/house/garage isn’t below 12°C.  


Summer months


Plumeria
require as much sunlight and ventilation as possible. Feed once a week
with a
Superthrive
feed to help encourage flowers.


Pests


Red
spider mite and scale insect are the main culprits and the best solution
is to wash your plant with soapy water every few days to cut down the
insect numbers, or simply give it a good hose down.


Potting


Plumeria
plants require loam-based compost with either grit or bark chippings to
aid drainage.  The optimum
pH is 6.5.  They should be
re-potted once a year if/when the plant becomes pot-bound.

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