How To Plant And Grow Plumeria Seeds


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Planting plumeria seeds is an inexpensive way to increase one’s collection of plumeria plants. Growing plumeria plants from seeds results in a wide variety of plants with different characteristics from the mother plant. Planting 20 plumeria seeds from the same seedpod one is most likely to produce 20 plumeria plants with different characteristics.

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How To Plant And Grow Plumeria Seeds

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  2. 2.  Plumeria plants are easily started from seeds. It is a fun and inexpensive way to increase ones collection of plumeria plants. It is important to find reputable retailers to purchase seeds from in order to guarantee quality. Generally it takes anywhere from three to four years for plumeria plants started from seeds to produce flowers. There are reports that flowers developed after just seven to ten months. This is a rather rare occurrence.
  3. 3.  Each plumeria plant has a large number of chromosomes, some suggest as many as 54, which is the reason each planted plumeria seed produces seedlings each with its own unique characteristics, including flowers, fragrance and growth habit.
  4. 4.  Before planting plumeria seeds determine which seeds are viable to increase your success rate. When choosing a container it is important that the container is the proper size to allow the rapid growth process of plumeria seedlings. Choosing and preparing the container with the just right pre-mixed potting medium is essential for proper healthy growth of the seedlings. Planting the seeds correctly in the container can prevent disease and other harmful effects that can lead to the demise of plumeria seedlings.
  5. 5.  Ongoing care of planted plumeria seeds is equally essential for a good success rate by providing correct lighting and a regulated watering process and technique for the seedlings. Labeling the container with the seed variety is helpful in identifying the seedlings later, especially if you plant plumeria seeds of different varieties.
  6. 6.  Fresh plumeria seeds generally germinate within days. A few seeds may take longer to germinate. As the seeds develop and their initial growth appears, a sheath encloses their tops. Many times the seedlings push the sheath off themselves.
  7. 7.  Don’t be confused by the appearance of the initial green leaves. These are not true leaves. Proper treatment and care at this seed to seedling stage can make the difference between success and failure. The seedlings need to be transplanted into a fast draining potting mix. The right type of fertilizer with a defined routine fertilizing schedule results in increased, rapid and healthy growth. Foliar feeding young plumeria plants regularly benefits their growth dramatically.
  8. 8.  By following tested and proven methods plumeria seeds can grow into beautiful, fragrant plumeria plants which one can enjoy year after year. The following picture is of one of my seedlings that took 7 months from seed to flower.
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