Paul Tyre
Paul Tyre
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  • Kissimmee, FL
Asked on Sep 30, 2017

When and how is best to propagate frangipani ?

Kauai BreezeGeewFso29710480


3 answers
  • Fso29710480
    on Sep 30, 2017

    I've seen it done in the Florida Keys, lots of times. Cut away a bit of the bark around the most appropriate branch, layer it (wrap it) in damp spagnum moss, and then keep that spot wet by garden hose, It'll sprout roots there, then, after a while, you can remove that section and replant it in a good medium, until it gets well rooted. Once it's well established, and you've determined the "lean angle" as it matures, repalnt it where you want it to be forever.
  • Geew
    on Oct 1, 2017

    You don't need to cut the bark away, just a branch, in the cold weather, keep it in a dark place. Come warm weather (unless you are in Florida or Hawaii), plant the branch directly in the ground. They are easy plants. When cold weather comes around, pull it out of the ground and again, keep in a dark place.
  • Kauai Breeze
    on Oct 1, 2017

    If the tree isn't yours to layer a new rooted cutting, you can cut a 10" piece from a branch tip, then let it dry in a shady spot so a scab forms over the cut. This can take a week or more. Any leaves will falls off as it dries. Once the cut is dried and seals in the branch's moisture, plant it about 6" deep (standing up) in a pot with a well draining potting mixture. You do not want the cutting to be too moist all the time or it will rot instead of sending out roots. Water when soil starts to get dry, but don't over water. In a few weeks you will have roots and start seeing signs of new leaves forming at the top. I would keep it in the pot until you can see roots trying to come out the bottom before planting it in the soil. Or just grow your small tree in a large tub such a half whiskey barrel. Remember plants are like children, you have to keep them fed and watered!
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