Plumeria Filifolia

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Type: Plants

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Temple Tree

Origin

Cuba

Family

Apocynaceae

Description

Better known as Frangipani, it is a delightful small tree for a garden with a semi-tropical look, usually reaching a height of around 4m, though with great age they seem capable of growing to 8-10m.

The leaves of Plumeria Filifolia are linear lanceolate to almost filiform, membranous, 5-10" long and approximately 1/8" broad. Terminal thyrsiform inflorescence carrying numerous white flowers with yellow throat, bisexual, with calyx having 5 lobes and funnel-shaped corolla, oblong-obovate to obovate; the 2 - 2 1/2" flowers emanate a slight scent.

Environment

Frangipani needs bright light to full sun for at least 5 hours of direct sun each day.

Keep soil evenly moist during summers. Water sparingly in winter, when plant is resting. Yellowing leaves are a sign of over watering.

Moderate humidity is good for the plant. Place the pot on a tray of wet pebbles to raise the humidity around the plant. Misting is also a good idea in summer. With plumeria care should be taken to mist the foliage, not the flowers.

Feed the plant with  high-phosphorus fertilizer before summer begins to promote blooming.

Landscape Uses

Plumeria rubra makes a beautiful potted house plant. They grow well in pots, flowering reliably every summer.

Size

Approx  2' - 2.5 '


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