Past Plants of the Day forum: Plumeria of the Day: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Pink Pansy')

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 12, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Plumerias is Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Pink Pansy').

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Pink Pansy') .

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more!



Also, please consider adding a "Local Report" to the NGA Plant Database! Thank you!

Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Pink Pansy')
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Sep 13, 2016 3:17 AM CST


i bought the plant from the san diego plumeria society's annual sale in 2010 at which time it was three pronged and about 18" tall. today, it easily stands about 5' tall x 5 1/2 ' wide. it has bloomed every spring without fail, has a mildly fragrant scent ( not too cloying), and is grown in a large pot.

it is deciduous in our clime and on frosty nights hovering in the low forty's i cover my four trees with bedsheets. i do not bring them in during inclimate weather, as the pots and trees are too large to house in our garage. i do make sure they are watered if i know that the temps are dropping.

about early march, or as soon as the leaves look like they're beginning to green i begin feeding them half strength with an all purpose fertilizer every other week. on the every other week i feed a high phospherous fertilizer at half strength, too. this usually continues throughout the growing season. in between, i give them a shot of liquid iron about once a month, @ half the recommended amt.

then in late august, i start to taper off the feeding and do not feed through late fall and winter.

i have had enough flowers from this tree to string 2 leis of 75 blossoms at the height of it's flowering during the past two seasons.

the blossoms usually measure 2 1/2 - 3". if. remember correctly, this picture was taken in late august 2016.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Sep 13, 2016 3:55 AM CST
shizen thank you for this helpful information. Thumbs up It would be much appreciated if you could copy the details in the database entry under 'File a local report'. It will then become a permanent record of the database entry. Thank You!
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Sep 13, 2016 12:30 PM CST
if you could walk me through the steps i'd be glad to do this. i am realtively new, as i joined in late july, and i don't know my way around the system as of yet.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Sep 13, 2016 3:52 PM CST
Go here: http://garden.org/plants/propose/local_report/146114/

and just follow the directions.

Thank You!

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