Plumeria trees need pruning every year to maintain their health and shape. Choose the time of day when your Plumeria is at its most blooming by cutting back to 2 or 3 buds on each stem (from 6-12 buds), which will encourage the plant to bloom again quickly in the future.
Can I prune my plumeria tree myself?
If you are just starting out with your Plumeria garden, Prunus sieboldii ‘Aureomarginata’ would be an excellent choice for beginners because it has no thorns, making it easy to manage without damaging yourself or other plants. Also, this variety does not have a large central growth node so it should be simple to see where you want branches cut off without worry that they may get left behind in the landscape. If growing your Plumeria indoors for display purposes only, choose one of our decorative varieties like Pterospermum japonicum ‘Cape Blanco’. We do not recommend using gloves while working with any potted plant due to potential cross contamination from diseases found on delicate houseplants such as leaf spots and fungal root rot.
How much water should I give my plumeria tree during the summer months?