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Plumeria
Plant Care Instructions By Steve Brigham

Although they don\'t grow as fast as they do in Hawaii, Plumerias really can grow into trees in coastal Southern California, especially if you give them a warm site that is protected from frost and strong winds. The plants will tell you when to start watering and fertilizing in the spring by sprouting new leaves, but when the plants are dormant in winter, don\'t fertilize and water only sparingly.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones :
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  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • February
      • March
        • April
          • Buy

              Buy established plants in containers in bloom to get the flowers you want.

          • Plant

              Plant in a warm, protected spot in full sun or just a little shade. Loose, fast-draining soil is essential -- try amending heavily with cactus mix, or grow in half barrels in pure cactus mix.

        • May
          • Buy

              Buy established plants in containers in bloom to get the flowers you want.

          • Plant

              Plant in a warm, protected spot in full sun or just a little shade. Loose, fast-draining soil is essential -- try amending heavily with cactus mix, or grow in half barrels in pure cactus mix.

        • June
          • Buy

              Buy established plants in containers in bloom to get the flowers you want.

          • Plant

              Plant in a warm, protected spot in full sun or just a little shade. Loose, fast-draining soil is essential -- try amending heavily with cactus mix, or grow in half barrels in pure cactus mix.

        • July
          • Buy

              Buy established plants in containers in bloom to get the flowers you want.

          • Plant

              Plant in a warm, protected spot in full sun or just a little shade. Loose, fast-draining soil is essential -- try amending heavily with cactus mix, or grow in half barrels in pure cactus mix.

        • August
          • Buy

              Buy established plants in containers in bloom to get the flowers you want.

          • Plant

              Plant in a warm, protected spot in full sun or just a little shade. Loose, fast-draining soil is essential -- try amending heavily with cactus mix, or grow in half barrels in pure cactus mix.

        • September
          • Buy

              Buy established plants in containers in bloom to get the flowers you want.

          • Plant

              Plant in a warm, protected spot in full sun or just a little shade. Loose, fast-draining soil is essential -- try amending heavily with cactus mix, or grow in half barrels in pure cactus mix.

        • October
          • November
            • December
              • Winter
                • Spring
                  • Summer
                    • Fall
                      • Buy

                        When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

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                        •  Aug
                        •  Sep
                        •  Oct
                        •  Nov
                        •  Dec
                        • April

                          Buy established plants in containers in bloom to get the flowers you want.

                        • May

                          Buy established plants in containers in bloom to get the flowers you want.

                        • June

                          Buy established plants in containers in bloom to get the flowers you want.

                        • July

                          Buy established plants in containers in bloom to get the flowers you want.

                        • August

                          Buy established plants in containers in bloom to get the flowers you want.

                        • September

                          Buy established plants in containers in bloom to get the flowers you want.

                      • Plant

                        When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

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                        •  Aug
                        •  Sep
                        •  Oct
                        •  Nov
                        •  Dec
                        • April

                          Plant in a warm, protected spot in full sun or just a little shade. Loose, fast-draining soil is essential -- try amending heavily with cactus mix, or grow in half barrels in pure cactus mix.

                        • May

                          Plant in a warm, protected spot in full sun or just a little shade. Loose, fast-draining soil is essential -- try amending heavily with cactus mix, or grow in half barrels in pure cactus mix.

                        • June

                          Plant in a warm, protected spot in full sun or just a little shade. Loose, fast-draining soil is essential -- try amending heavily with cactus mix, or grow in half barrels in pure cactus mix.

                        • July

                          Plant in a warm, protected spot in full sun or just a little shade. Loose, fast-draining soil is essential -- try amending heavily with cactus mix, or grow in half barrels in pure cactus mix.

                        • August

                          Plant in a warm, protected spot in full sun or just a little shade. Loose, fast-draining soil is essential -- try amending heavily with cactus mix, or grow in half barrels in pure cactus mix.

                        • September

                          Plant in a warm, protected spot in full sun or just a little shade. Loose, fast-draining soil is essential -- try amending heavily with cactus mix, or grow in half barrels in pure cactus mix.

                      • Sow Seeds

                        When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

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                        • Fertilize

                          When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

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                          • Water

                            Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

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                            •  Dec
                            • Prune

                              When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

                              •  Jan
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                              • Mulch

                                Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

                                •  Jan
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                                • Protect

                                  When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

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                                  • Pest/Disease Inspection

                                    What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

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                                    • Treat for Pest/Disease

                                      How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

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                                      • Transplant

                                        When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

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                                        • Propagate

                                          When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

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                                          • Harvest

                                            When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                                            • Special requirements

                                              Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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