Your Guide to Pruning Plumeria Your Guide to Pruning Plumeria

Plumeria is one of those stunning bushes that can sometimes grow out of control, and while more blossoms simply add to the strength of the frangipani’s fragrance, it can certainly wreak havoc on the design on your garden.
When raising of one of these divine-smelling bushes, it’s important to exercise proper plumeria care. The soil should be well-drained to avoid root rot and the bush should recieve full sun. It is also important to keep them pruned.

It’s best to prune your plumeria in the spring, before the first bloom, and as needed thereafter. These plants are hardy, and can handle even the most severe prunings if given enough time afterwards to heal and grow into it.

Use a good set of pruning shears to prune the branches on your plant. You may want to use a 2-handed configuration when you prune, depending on how large your plumeria has grown. When you prune your plumeria shrubs, keep the plant tight. Also, keep in mind as you prune that you should remove any dead branches or debris in the plant to discourage any fungi, bugs or bacteria. You will know when you cut too far when your plumeria shrub’s branches are too thick to cut without a ton of effort. It’s best to cut around the general shape of the bush, but for aesthetic purposes, you can choose a shape that better suits your taste and the style of your garden.

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