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Frangipani Blood Red - Plumeria rubra var. rubra - $16.00

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150mm pot
30cm high current size
Hardiness: Drought
Mature Height: 700cm
Spread: 250cm

Description

The frangipani is one of the most exotically fragrant of all plants - Blood Red (also known as Suva Red or Tahitian Red) has a spicy perfume that gets stronger when picked. During the warmer months the 5 petaled very dark red flowers (with orange centres) are borne in showy, terminal clusters. These last well as cut flowers. This tree has become naturalised in India where it is used extensively in temples as it symbolises immortality. A tough pot plant or feature tree.

Note: The milky sap may cause mild stomach upset if ingested.

Care

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. The Frangipani grows best in warm, moist regions, but it can also be grown in cooler, drier areas (e.g. in full sun near a north facing brick wall, sheltered from cold winds). Water it occasionally in summer if you live in the winter-rainfall regions or drier summer-rainfall regions. Frangipanis loose their leaves when stressed or during cool weather and reshoot when conditions are better. Salt tolerant.

Pests

Rust. Remove fallen leaves and burn or dispose of in garbage.
Frangipani Blood Red