There is a plant whose shape and flowers are very similar to gardenias, but the flowers have 5 petals, the center of the flower is bright yellow, and the edges of the petals are white, like a poached egg, and the name of this plant is also aptly called “Plumeria.” “. Frangipani is a small tree in the south and belongs to tropical plants. In the south, it is mostly a green tree planted on the ground, while in the north it is only suitable for potted maintenance. Plant the frangipani into a potted plant, and manage the “3 controls” to bloom full of branches, and the fragrance of the flowers is strong and fragrant, and the house is full of fragrance!
1. Frangipani pot planting “5 steps”
1. Soil for potted plants
Frangipani is a plant in the south, so the soil in the south is the homeland, basically no special configuration is required, and the plumeria has a relatively strong adaptability, and it can be fed casually. However, if you are potted in the north, you need to pay attention to the soil. You can prepare more humus soil. In order to loosen the soil, add some fine sand, vermiculite and perlite. In order to improve the fertility of the soil, you need to prepare some decomposed organic fertilizer, or a small amount of slow release. Fertilizer, prepare some chopped willow bark, and mix all the plant material well. This kind of soil has good drainage, is not easy to harden, and is rich in fertilizer, so it is best to plant frangipani. Also note that the configuration of the soil should be acidic.
2. Preparing the flowerpot
The choice of flowerpot should not be too arbitrary, it is best to choose according to the size of the frangipani plant. The material of the flowerpot can be selected from ceramics, cement, purple sand, etc. Because it is to make a potted plant, do not use a flowerpot that is too weak. It is easy to use porcelain pots, pottery pots or purple sand pots. The flower pot should be well ventilated and able to retain water and moisturizing. In the later period, as the frangipani grows, the pot should be changed in time. The shape of the flower pot is simple and Zen-like.
3. Potted method
Frangipani can be propagated by cuttings, but we can also buy a robust frangipani from the market and plant it directly. Pad the bottom of the prepared flowerpot with coarse materials, such as coarse ceramsite and mountain soil. Put the prepared soil into two-thirds of the flowerpot, dig a hole in the middle, and plant the frangipani on the branches. Inside, fill in the soil again, press the soil firmly, so that the frangipani potted plant is ready.
4. Maintenance during potting period
After the potted plant is planted, water it once and permeate it. The newly planted frangipani cannot be directly exposed to the sun, and needs shade and maintenance. To maintain the ventilation of the environment, it can be kept outdoors, so that the environment is ventilated and not afraid of stuffiness. During the potting period, we should pay attention to maintaining sufficient water, and the dry and wet conditions of the soil should be suitable, with a certain degree of humidity, but no water accumulation. If you keep it like this for a week or 10 days, the frangipani potted plants will adapt to the new environment, and you can bask in the sun later.
5. Potted plant shape
The key to frangipani potted plants is to develop a shape, so that they are exquisite and beautiful, then pruning is indispensable. Potted plants do not need to raise frangipani with tall trunks, but dwarf plants. After the leaves fall in winter, the branches can be shortened, so that the new branches in the coming year will be denser and help to shape the short and thick shape of the main trunk. During the growing season, you can also prune the outer layers properly, and keep the inner branches dense and dense. Pruning is not done once or twice, it needs to be done many times over the years to grow the bonsai shape.