The exotic plumeria or Frangipani has in the past two decades become extremely popular worldwide as a yard or container plant in semi-tropical or tropical climates.
Beautiful and highly fragrant, this small tree is fairly easy to grow. Unfortunately, however, the plants, especially the named varieties, are rather expensive, with small specimens of the more unusual varieties costing from thirty to one hundred fifty dollars each. Fortunately, they are very easy to propagate from cuttings.
The best time to prune plumeria and root the cuttings is in the early spring, mid-March to early June. The success rate with proper technique is roughly 100%. Success rate later in the summer or fall is less, but quite satisfactory should branches be accidentally broken off or pruning for size is necessary.
The new plant might bloom within one year of propagation. All blooms are on old wood tips. The new sprouts from the parent plant will not bloom for 2-3 years.
Share your new plumeria with friends; they're always a welcome gift or good barter!
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