About The Tropical Plumeria Flowers

Tropical Plumeria plants, named after the French botanist Charles Plumier, are very popular in gardens and landscapes throughout Central America, Venezuela and Mexico because of their beautiful fragrant (especially at night) flowers; they have 5 petals, in shades of pink, red, yellow, white or they can even be multi-coloured. They don’t have nectar, but they are pollinated as insects go from flower to flower seeking it.

The tree grows up to 30 feet tall, has a wide canopy and leaves are generally glossy, though a rather dull green, and fall in winter if the species is deciduous.

They require lots of sunshine and hot temperatures, thriving in well-drained, slightly acidic soil. If you live in a colder environment you will have to keep it in a container, where you can add a mixture of cactus, sand and perlite. They can be propagated through cuttings, which should not be watered frequently, especially while they are rooting. If they are excessively watered they will develop an orange powder on its undersides. Also take care of the stems which are prone to black mold.

You can add nitrogen rich fertilizer and before flowering season, in May, you can use a higher dose of phosphorus.

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