Last updated on October 23rd, 2023 at 09:03 pm
Frangipani, also known as Plumeria, belongs to the succulents. This genus of plants is easy to propagate yourself, if you have some basic knowledge. Quite easily you can grow frangipani from cuttings. Propagation from seed is tedious and does not always succeed.
Propagate frangipani – cuttings or seeds?
Frangipani can be propagated in two ways: Either you cut cuttings from an existing plant or you sow seeds.
Growing from cuttings is much easier and goes much faster. Cuttings grown from cuttings often bloom in the first year, while plumeria propagated from seed develops flowers in three years at the earliest.
When growing from seed, it is a matter of chance what flower color the frangipani will later have. Cuttings offer the certainty that you will get an exact copy of the mother plant.
- Growing frangipani from cuttings
- Cut woody shoots as cuttings
- let the cut dry for several days
- place in water glass or
- put them in pots with growing soil
- place in a bright and warm place
- repot after rooting
- Cut the cuttings are best in the spring. They should have a length of 25 centimeters each.
When propagating in a water glass, the shoots must be about five centimeters deep in the water. The water should be changed every other day. If you want to put the cuttings straight into growing soil, use a mixture of coconut fiber, perlite (21,00€ at Amazon*) and cactus soil as substrate.
Place the cuttings in a very bright, warm place. They do not tolerate direct sun. Cuttings rooted in a water glass should be repotted as soon as the roots are two to three centimeters long.
To sow frangipani
- Pre-swell the seeds
- sow in prepared growing soil
- alternatively sow in a germination bag
- cover only lightly with soil
- moisten substrate carefully
- cover with plastic foil
- place in a bright and warm place until emergence
- For propagation in the seed tray, use as substrate growing soil mixed with sand or coconut fiber. Fill the germination bag with perlite.
It takes two to five weeks for the seeds to emerge.
If you do not cultivate your own frangipani, you can order cuttings on the Internet or bring them from vacation in the south.