replanting - Knowledgebase Question

aliso viejo, Ca
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Question by rfhicks
August 27, 2010
how do I cutback and replant plumeria? I do not like the growth pattern

Answer from NGA
August 27, 2010
Plumeria needs to branch out before it can produce flowers so if you prune out all the branches, you won't get flowers until it recovers and branches out again. You can prune Plumeria at any time using a sharp knife. Be sure to cut at an angle so the cut won't hold any moisture. The plant will bleed latex sap, but it will stop in a day or so. If you think the plant is getting too tall, prune it so the blooms will be at a better height. Your Plumeria will just grow more branches at the point at which you pruned it and this of course will promote even more blooms. Plumeria usually takes all kinds of pruning from light to drastic (about 12" above the soil surface). Hope this information is helpful.

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