These instructions are sent with the plant gift
Looking after your Plumerias
Plumerias, also known as Frangipani, are tropical plants that originate in Hawaii and are used to make the islands famous ‘leis’. They are therefore sun lovers and need a bit of coddling here in the UK. A warm sunny windowsill is best, ideally somewhere out of any draughts and away from any radiators.
They are best watered little and often, up to 3 or 4 times a week if the weather is warm. They don’t like soggy soil though so try to make sure they are not left standing in water.
The dramatic scented blooms develop from the branch tips and will slowly open over several weeks. To keep them flowering use a high phosphorous feed – something like tomato feed every couple of weeks throughout the summer and when they seem to stop flowering hold back a bit on the watering so that they dry out a little more in the winter months.
Despite their exotic origins Plumerias are very rewarding plants and with a little care will provide a stunning display all summer long.
Most problems with leaf drop or soft stems are caused by overwatering so do err on the side of caution if you are not sure. They don’t tend to suffer from many pests but look out for red spider mite and treat early if you suspect there is a problem.