Plant care and instructions
Plumeria care, for the most part, is minimal. While plumerias don’t like wet feet, they should be watered deeply when irrigated and then allowed to dry out some before watering again. They also need to be fertilized about every two to three weeks throughout their active growing season. Reduce watering in mid-fall and stop completely once the plants enter dormancy in winter. Resume regular watering as new growth appears in spring. A high phosphate (phosphorus) fertilizer, like 10-30-10, will help encourage blooms. Giving them too much nitrogen will only result in more foliage growth and less flowering. Plumerias may be pruned as needed (up to 12 inches from the ground) in late winter or early spring (before new growth); however, any drastic or hard pruning done may reduce flowering. These plants can also be propagated by seeds or cuttings in spring, with cuttings being the easiest and most preferred method. Insert cuttings about 2 inches in potting mix and water thoroughly. Plumerias require at least 1 inch of rain (or equivalent watering) each week. More water may be required for plumerias growing in containers, but don’t overwater or the trunks will rot. Feed plants twice a month during the growing season with a high phosphorus fertilizer. Plumerias normally require little pruning, but any shaping should be done in spring. Plumerias are sensitive to cold and should be protected when temperatures dip into the 40Fs. Check periodically for pests such as spider mites, whiteflies, and mealybugs.
Light – Plumerias do best in full sun.
Place – Outdoors
Water – More water may be required for plumerias growing in containers, but don’t overwater or the trunks will rot. Don’t water if the soil is moist. Reduce watering in the mid-fall and don’t water at all during winter as the plant is dormant. Resume regular watering as new plants grow in spring.
Fertilizer – Feed every two weeks during the blooming season from May to September.
Temperature – 21 to 30 Degree celsius
Plumeria obtusa is a nutrient-dense herb that treats diabetes mellitus and is also used as a remedy against oedemas.