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Care and Keeping Of Your Plumeria
You have purchased a very easy to care for Exotic Tropical Plant that
will give you many years of pleasure with very simple care.
PLANTING - Plant your plumeria cutting (Cut Side Down) in a 1 or 2 gallon
pot (these plants grow very quickly) in well drained potting soil. Your Plumeria likes
to drink water but can't stand constant wet feet - it will rot. Bury the flat side of
the cutting 4-6 inches in the soil. It should stand well by itself. Put outside when
danger of frost is past. Start the first week in shade and then move to full sun.
This plant likes sun - It can stand Texas sun. The first year the plant will grow leaves
and probably not bloom. Feed 2 times a month from May to September. The cutting may
grow 2 feet the first year. The second year it should bloom - The Plumeria must be in
Full Sun to bloom.
WINTER - Bring plant indoors when it gets near freezing - don't wait - plumerias
are very susceptible to the freeze. Either grow at a sunny window or place in a cool
dark place and it will drop its leaves and go dormant. Stop watering as plant has no
need for water during the dormant state. In the spring of the year place back outside
and enjoy your Plumeria for another season. If you have NO WINTER FREEZE - you can plant
the Plumeria directly in the ground and they will grow into large trees, some times
30-40 feet tall.
FLOWERS - Are very fragrant - You know the plumeria candles and bath scents -
that is the fragrance of the white and yellow plumeria. The man made hybrids have more
of a citrus smell. The Plumeria bloom from May - September. These are the very popular
lei flowers of Hawaii. Enjoy your own piece of Hawaiian Paradise. Any other questions,
CAUTION: SAP CAN CAUSE ITCHING OR RASH ON SOME PEOPLE.