Plumeria forum: strengthening plumeria fragrances

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OldFool
Sep 11, 2015 5:00 PM CST
Does anyone know how to maximize the fragrance of plumerias? For example, I have some Pacific Pearl plumerias that are supposed to have the classic fragrance, but it is very weak.
More sunshine is supposed to help strengthen the fragrance, but is there anything else (special fertilizers, care, and so forth) to do that will strengthen the fragrance? Thank you for your time.
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 11, 2015 5:07 PM CST
Old fool Welcome! I would be interested to know as well.
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Dutchlady1
Sep 12, 2015 5:38 AM CST

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Welcome! and no, I am not aware of any product that can intensify fragrance. Most Plumeria are more fragrant at different times of day though, so be sure to check.
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drdawg
Sep 12, 2015 5:51 AM CST
Welcome, OldFool. The plumeria that bloom in (mostly) full sun seem to be more fragrant than those that bloom in more shady areas and I get quicker blooming with those in more sun. I don't know of anything that you can give them (fertilizer or example) that increases the fragrance.
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