7 Gallon
Plumeria / Pudica
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Plumeria / Pudica

Latin Name:

Plumeria rubra hybrids

Plant Type:

Shrub

Description:

Many selections available in spectacular colors. This is one of the main flowers used in leis in the Hawaiian Islands.

Origin:

Man Made Hybrid

Environment:

Suitable only for a greenhouse

Foliage:

No

Flowering:

Ye

Season:

GK

Fragrant:

Yes

Growing Ease:

Will grow for anybody

Temperature:

50-75°F, 10-24°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in bright indirect sunlight coming from the South/East/West

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime. Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Keep the soil evenly moist and reduce water during the winter or dormant season. Remember not to use rainwater as it could be acidic. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed every two weeks spring through fall with a water soluble fertilizer. An alternative is a granular slow release fertilizer if applied annually in the early spring.

Plant Pests:

Prone to mealy bugs. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.
Gardening Tips & Care:     Mist occasionally with warm water (lime free to avoid leaf staining). It loses it’s leaves in the winter (it’s not dead) new leaves appear in the spring. Best grown in a large pot.

Is Genus:

No

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