Frangipani

Plumeria spp.

Pagoda Tree, West Indian Jasmine, Temple Flower

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Frangipanis are shrubs and 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. This genus produces beautiful blooms with overlapping petals in a wide range of bicoloured combinations. White-pink, white-yellow and white with a yellow throat are some common corporations. All parts of the plant, including the latex sap, are toxic.
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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

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Can be grown in containers. Provide good drainage with loam based potting mix, add sharp sand, place in a sunny position, and shelter from strong and cold wind.

Hedge plant

Large varieties make beautiful high hedges giving privacy in summer.

Indoor plant

Special features

Origin

Central America, India

Natural climate

Tropical and subtropical

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Apocynaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Yellow, White, Orange

Scent

Strong

Related Problems

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