PLUMERIA (CHAMPA): Types, Plumeria Care Tips | Plumeria Cuttings

Hello Friends! Today we will discuss in brief
on Plumeria or Champa plant, its Types, Important Care Tips and Propagation from cuttings with
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bell icon and so that you wont miss any updates. Plumeria are milky sap plants and consists
of a lot of species and all belong to Apocynaceae family. For example Plumeria Pudica, Plumeria
Alba, Plumeria Obtusa and so on. The various species differently in their leaf shape and
arrangement and also color of their flowers. There are many common names for this plant
like Champa, Nag Champa, Pigeon wood, caterpillar tree, etc.
You are seeing here two different species of Plumeria
This one is Plumeria Obtusa with White Flowers called White Champa.
The other one is Plumeria Pudica commonly called as Naag Champa – perhaps because of
it leaf shape which resembles the hood of a cobra snake.
Well Now moving on to Care Tips for Plumeria plants.
Whatever is the species, these are the common care tips for all plumerias. With the proper
plumeria plant care, these wonderful tropical plants can live for many years in containers.They
can grow very tall when grown in ground soil. 1. Plumeria Watering Requirements:
Plumerias like a lot of water during their active growing season (spring and summer),
but be careful with overwatering because this can lead to rot and kill the plant. So the
best method is to dip you finger to about an inch into the soil and if its dry, then
water the plant thoroughly. This depends on you climatic zone and season and also whether
you have kept it in full sun. May be you need to water daily or alternate days depending
on your climate. One important point to remember is use clay pots and not plastic pots if you
are keeping any plant in full direct sunlight. 2. Plumeria Sunlight:
For best flowering, keep it in full direct sunlight and maximum sunlight if possible.
Or atleast 4 to 6 hours of sunlight is required. And Depending on your climatic zone, some
regions might have to shift this indoor in winter season where they go in dormancy period.
3. Plumeria SOIL: If you are repotting, consider a best potting mix for this so that the care
becomes easier later on and its gives maximum flowering. First requirement is a well draining
soil that should drain out soil easily. Also check the drainage holes of your pot and if
its blocked, use a screw driver and and poke or release any clogged stuff from the hole.
General Potting Soil like my universal potting mix will be very good for this plant. You
can check this video on Universal Potting Mix from a Card linked at top right corner
of this video. 4. Plumeria FERTILIZER: Remember Plumerias
are heavy feeders, and growing plumerias in pots will definitely require fertilizer application
to bloom. Most of the time a potted plumeria won�t bloom without it. Fertilize once every
15 days to 1 month specially in spring and summer season for best results. You can add
anything like: a. One handful of vermicompost or decomposed
cowdung powder b. NPK crystals some 5 to 10 crystals or even
water soluble NPK 19 19 19 powder. c. Bone meal of about 1 � 2 teaspoons every
2 months because it�s a slow release fertilizer and very good for flowering.
d. Compost Tea is also a good option. e. What I Use is my Cock Tail Universal Mixed
Fertilizer Powder � about 1 table spoon into this large pot once every 15 days after
tilling or raking the soil � that is loosening the top 1 inch of the soil. If you have not
seen my video on how to make this Mixed Fertilizer recipe and save time, checkout my video from
a card linked at top right corner of this video or you can check the channel homepage
at 5. Plumeria PEST CONTROL: Very rarely they
are attacked by Whiteflies and spider mites. You can use neem oil spray when attacked or
best is to spray a dilute solution of Neem oil once a month for all your plants. Just
5ml Neem oil in 1 1 litre of water + half teaspoon 0r 10 drops of liquid soap for the
surfactant and coating effect. You can find a detailed video on Neem Oil in gardening
from my playlists. 6. Plumeria PRUNING: Pruning from time to
time promotes good growth by branching and hence more flowers. Best idea is to prune
bit by bit like once a bunch of flowering happens on a branch and flowers dry out, you
can prune that branch or its twig � its called dead heading which promotes more growth
and flowering. LASTLY ON Plumeria PROPAGATION. They are really
easy to propagate from cuttings. The only point you need to remember is, they are milky
sap plants. Be little careful with the milk � it can be a skin irritant to some people.
The cutting should be dried for 2- 3 days to form a callous at the cut end and then
you can insert it into soil. This roots very easily but sometimes rooting can be very late.
Do not discard � sometimes it can take months before showing signs of rooting or growth
as you can see in my case. And You can take any sized cutting and success rate is really
good. So, there we have it folks. If you like the
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39 thoughts on “PLUMERIA (CHAMPA): Types, Plumeria Care Tips | Plumeria Cuttings

  1. There are lots of earthworms in my pots harming my plants…I discovered them after removing dead plants….what to do?

  2. Good information, Sir. I would like to see a video on differential diagnosis of a dying plant. And how to save them.

  3. Beautiful plant, Plumeria. One plant I have had success with! Now we have many, most from good cuttings. Subscribed!

  4. Plsss suggest any flower plant in 40 degree temp. In june, i have some seed of flower, plss give names for start to seedling in june

  5. main market se champa le k aya small pots ma main ne on ko large pots ma shift kr dia tha us k bad se kisi b plant ma flowers nahi aye

  6. Dr i kept this today in little heavy rain before I could it move it into the shade . The soil became loose and stem wAs shaken . I added dry sand and fixed it for now as it’s late at night . What should I do to prevent stem rot or fungus due to overwatering ? I have lots of maroon velvety flowers and many buds on this …

  7. Is Son Champa the same species ? In the south Its called sampangi and has a fantastic fragrance also used in temples for Puja

  8. mere zz plant ki 2-3leaves mrin brown patch ho gye hai and leaves bhi tip se toot gyi hai…kya treatmnt du plant ko

  9. Thankyou so much Sir! Nice information. Desperately looking for such kind of information on plumeria as my plant is also not flowering.

  10. Hi. Nice video. I have a plumeria plant in pot. It has grown very tall almost 5 feet tall and has only three huge branches. Can you give any tips on how to prune and from where should i prune it. Can i cut its stem to shorten the tree. It gives nice flowers but it is growing too tall.

  11. Sir pls tell me which flower and plants attract snake. Because my place is near to forest and hill region. So I am afraid of snakes.but I love gardening. Pls do a video about it or pls rply me.thank you

  12. Information in this video is absolutely clear and to the point. Thank you so much! I tried exposing it to sunlight and i think it's leaves were burnt to black so I moved it back indoors

  13. Do u water after planting ur cutting? Some videos here on YouTube said yes and some says no til u see some new growth ? Help

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