- Article number: PLUOBSI02
Plumeria obtusa Singapore is also called the temple tree or frangipani.
This exotic, originating in Central and South America, is also common in Indonesia.
It is a hard worker when it comes to making flowers.
In the wild, the frangipani can grow into a small tree of 8 meters. With us in a tub, without pruning, it remains with a large tree / shrub of up to 3 meters.
If the plant becomes too big, it also tolerates pruning well, it is best to prune the plant back in early April and you can keep a plumeria around 100 cm.
She produces beautiful flowers in all kinds of colors and shapes for almost the entire season from May to the end of September.
In exchange, the temple tree may receive a small gift of fertilizer every 2 weeks, for Ionic PK boost is ideal for plumeria, this brings the plant into bloom quickly.
Water when the soil feels dry, this way the flowers will keep coming. Flowers are initially white with a yellow heart. As they age and are exposed to UV light, they turn pink.
When autumn approaches and the temperature drops below + 10ºC, the temple tree loses its leaves. This leaf will reappear from mid to late May when your plant is warm.
In winter therefore no more fertilizer, overwinter frost-free at + 10ºC and in a place with little light.
In the spring when the chance of frost has passed, bring it out again (repot if necessary) and she can again delight you with her lush flowering.
The frangipani likes to be in a warm sunny place in summer.
Winter hardiness zone 11 (+ 8ºC).