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Frangipani

Plumeria spp.

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Frangipanis are relatively small trees often becoming as wide as they are tall. They have a well-behaved root system which makes them great for the home garden and for growing in pots. Frangipanis are also great survivors coping with drought, heat, neglect and insect and pest attack. They are also deciduous allowing maximum winter sun while providing shade in summer.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Summer, Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested, but flowers can be cut for the vase.

Propagation

Cuttings
Take ripe cuttings of leafless stem tips in spring. Allow to dry at the base before placing in rooting medium.
Seed
Sow seed in spring in sandy soil mixture.

Special features

Pot plant
Can be grown in containers, provide good drainage with loam based potting mix, add sharp sand, place in a sunny position, shelter from strong and cold wind.
Hedge plant
Make a beautiful high hedge giving privacy in summer.

Geography

Origin
America, Central America, India
Natural climate
Tropical

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Apocynaceae
Flower colour
White, pink, orange, red with yellow eyes
Scent
Strong

Problems

Generally trouble free, red spider mites might be problematic
Two-spotted spider mite
Two-spotted spider mite
Tetranychus urticae

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