Pagoda tree, Frangipani
The heady, sensual perfume of a Frangipani in full bloom is one of the most memorable experiences of a warm tropical evening. A single tree can fill the air with an exquisite scent, designed to attract an array of pollinators to the waxy jewel like flowers.
To replicate this remarkable sensation you will need to maintain temperatures between 18-27ºC, provide bright but not burning sunlight for as long as is feasible, feed the plant with a low nitrogen, high phosphorous feed every couple of weeks and patrol for red spider mite.
Plants can be moved outdoors in the hottest summer months.
Re-pot as required in a quality cactus compost or a mix of peat, perlite and sand in equal measure. Water plants thoroughly then let dry out but keep leaves misted and humid.
Despite all this it may take a while for this tree to bloom and it may go dormant in winter and shed all its leaves.
These plants are grown by us from seed and not imported.
Photo: Blackstem Plants
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