Plumeria pudica, Kavati Chafa - Plant
Description for Plumeria pudica, Kavati Chafa
The branches and stems are thin and weak for a Plumeria. The bark is tender and when cut or broken exudes, sticky, white sap which is an irritant. Leaves are large, fiddle or spoon-shaped. The large flowers sometimes appear before the leaves. It will lose foliage in winter if temperatures are chilly; it is fully evergreen only in warm winter tropical areas if soils are not too dry.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Bridal bouquet, White Frangipani||White with a yellow or light green throat||Summer through autumn||Up to 4.5 m||Medium|
Planting and care
Plant the white plumeria in a fertile, well-draining spot in full summer sun. They should be container grown in colder regions in colder regions. These plants can also be propagated by seeds or cuttings in spring, with cuttings being the easiest and most preferred method.
|Full sun, It can tolerate partial shade.||Rich, Loam, Sand, Well-drained||Medium||14 to 32 degrees C||Feed every two weeks during the blooming season.|
Caring for Plumeria pudica
- Water less in winter.
- Give it several hours of very bright light a day for flowering.
- Feed plants twice a month during the growing season with a high phosphorous fertilizer.
- Do little pruning, but any shaping should be done in spring.
- Check periodically for pests such as spider mites, whiteflies, and mealybugs.
Typical uses of Plumeria pudica
Special features: This plant is Fragrant and Good for cut flowers.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: NA