The Q&A Archives: Growing Plumeria

Question: My husband passed away and he was an avid flower/tree person. He had planted several plumeria's. A couple have died but some are still living. Unfortunatley..1 is just a stick about 5 feet high. A couple have green leaves but are all gnarly looking. What can I do to make them flower and make them look good. Were they let go too long or is there hope?

Answer: You can prune your plumerias back to encourage new growth. In fact, you can cut them down to within 12" of the ground. Go ahead and prune your plumerias back to encourage new growth and then feed them with a slow release 20-20-20 fertilizer. I think you will see a big improvement over the next several months as new branches develop on your plants. Best wishes with your landscape!

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