Plumeria (frangipani) at home

Plumeria is a widespread plant in the subtropics. However, in our climatic conditions, it is very rare. We grow it in greenhouses, and are also recommended for growing indoors. Only this is not an easy task.

Plumeria is also called frangipani. This name she received in honor of the Italian nobleman. He was the first to create perfumes with the scent of amazing plumeria flowers.

Appearance plumeria

At home, cultivated a single species - plumeria red. In height can reach two meters. She has extremely beautiful apical inflorescences. Flowers are usually pyatilepestnye, strongly smell (smell like the smell of spices, citrus, gardenia and jasmine), and smell varies with environmental conditions. By color flowers may be white or pink. The leaves are green, long, oval, pointed at the ends. Fruits are pods, green or reddish brown. Seed germination decreases every year.

Location in Plumeria House

Plumeria needs sunlight, so choose places on the windowsill for it. Better if it is south the windows are good too eastern andwestern window.

This exotic plant will perfectly decorate your rooms. This may be a living room for meeting friends or gathering all family members for a general event. This could be your bedroom and baby room. Where you see fit to put it, there she will delight you.

Plumeria Care

Plumeria belongs to the group ornamental flowering houseplants (read the article "What are indoor plants").

  • Lighting for this plant is suitable bright, even some amount of direct UV rays will be favorable for her (but do not overdo it!).
  • Temperature moderate, in winter it should not fall below 12 ° C.
  • Air humidity moderately abundant. Spray the leaves from time to time.
  • Watering at different times of the year is very different in abundance. The most abundant watering during the growing season (spring-autumn). Gradually watering is reduced by winter. In winter, the plumeria should be watered very moderately, a little.
  • Breeds spring stem cuttings and seeds. True, from the seeds of plumeria it will grow for a very long time (a couple or more years), before you see inflorescences on it.
  • Transplanted plumeria in spring every two years.

Every two weeks a growing plant from spring to autumn must be fertilized. For this fit both nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers. They can be alternated.

Plumeria pests and diseases

Plumeria - poisonous plant, therefore, it is not afraid of any pests. It is important that the plant could not harm you. Milky juice of plumeria must not be allowed to penetrate the skin and, especially, the mucous membranes. Do not allow children to break parts of the plant. And work with it yourself in gloves (when transplanting, grafting). If the milky juice gets on the skin, immediately wash it off with plenty of running water.

The meaning and application of plumeria

Plumeria - national flower Bali and Laos. The ancient Maya had it love symbol, with its erotic manifestation, symbolized lust. Plumeria in some Buddhist countries counts and is also a symbol of immortality therefore, it is planted around and on the territory of temples. It is also called temple plant.

Plumeria is widely used in cosmetology. Extracts from plumeria oil have an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and regenerating effect on the skin of the face, hands, neck. It finds its use in night face care. Use extracts from plumeria oil in night creams. No less common is the use of plumeria in the composition of the means for deep cleansing the skin of the face, neck, hands.

Do not be afraid to get a plumeria at home, do not think that the plant will die for you. Try it, and perhaps it will take root for many, many years, because it is such a beautiful plant!

Especially for - Margot

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