Plumeria

Needs little water
Semi-shade, no direct sunlight
Not air-purifying
Nutrition every 2 weeks (summer)
Slightly toxic for animals
Repot every other year
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Intro

The Plumeria is a traditionally tropical plant with strongly scented flowers. The Plumeria is also called Franchipani which refers to the 16th century Marquis Franchipani, the Italian inventor of perfume based on the scent of this plant. Since his invention, the scent of this plant is still used in the perfume industry. The original Plumeria is found all over the world in tropical areas and has different meanings in various countries. In Hawaii, for example, women wear this flower behind their ears, on the right when they are looking for a man and on the left when they are 'occupied'. 

Location

The Plumeria enjoys a warm and sunny location. A spot in the semi-shade a few meters from a window on the east or west is ideal. The plant can also be placed in front of a window on the north. If you want to place it near a south-facing window, take enough distance.


Plumeria care

The Plumeria does not need much water. Do not water again in the summer until the soil has dried out. Give even less water in the winter. You can choose to take the Plumeria outside in the summer months, but make sure it is brought inside again in time (around September). The Plumeria will flower in spring. The flowers of the plant will leave a sweet scent. During the flowering season it is wise to give some extra plant nutrition once every 2 weeks.

Origin

Originally the Plumeria comes from tropical Central and South America.


Diseases

If the Plumeria suffers from vermin, it is wise to control it as soon as possible using a biological or if desired a chemical pesticide.

Suitable plant nutrition for Plumeria


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