Last year at the State Fair I took a chance and bought a piece of plumeria. It looked like a tuning fork and didn’t have roots at all. I planted it in a large pot and crossed my fingers. This week I was thrilled to see it blooming! The secret is the fertilizer they sold me along with the “plant.” It’s a clear liquid called Roberta’s Hawaiian Flower Magic. You just put half a teaspoon in a gallon of water, and sprinkle the plant with that instead of plain water.
You can see the pot I used on the lower left. Plumeria is known as “frangipani” in other parts of the world.
We can leave it out year-round in California, but all the leaves will drop off in the winter and the thing will look dead. Just keep watering it sparingly and wait until spring to start feeding again. I wish you could smell the flowers–heavenly!
Hope your week’s going well so far.