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How to Root Plumeria Cuttings 2021 Guide
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How to Root Plumeria Cuttings 2021 Guide

One of our newest obsessions are these fantastic plumeria cuttings.

Also known as frangipani, these gorgeous flowers are their most enchanting at night, when the scent is used to attract sphinx moths in order for the plant to be pollinated. But fun fact: these plants do not actually have any nectar for the moths to enjoy! Instead, the scent lures them in and then they pollinate by moving flower to flower in search of nonexistent nectar.

plumeria blooming

What may seem weird about these cuttings is that unlike a cutting of a pothos, there just look like sticks! That is normal and actually the correct way to propagate a plumeria.

Overwatering is the most common mistake people make. If cared for properly, the plumeria will bloom from the spring through the fall! For the most part, care is minimal. Just be sure they are brought inside during the winter if you live in a cold climate!

white plumeria frangipani bloom

How to Plant Your New Plumeria Cutting

  1. Find a container large enough to sink the cutting into 4” deep – I used a 10″ outdoor pot that I had in the garage!
  2. Fill the container with soil up to 1″ below the rim of the pot.
  3. Make an indentation in the center of the pot about 5″ deep.
  4. Place your plumeria cutting inside the indention and secure in place with more soil.
  5. Use a gentle fertilizer on it! The Tres 20 Sauce Fertilizer (Plant Food) is an organic fertilizer created specifically for houseplants. It’s fortified with the ideal blend of minerals for steady healthy growth in your houseplants. The 20-20-20 blend consists of the Nitrogen, Potassium, and Phosphorus. Dilute one teaspoon of plant food in one liter of water and use in your normal watering routine every two weeks. The benefits of using the Tres 20 formula include healthy roots, strong growth, no risk of burning your plant, and optimal nutrition to avoid brown spots or yellowing.

For an in-depth view on how to plant your new plumeria, along with other tips, check out this video from Steve Goto!

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