hammerhead frangipani problems

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hammerhead frangipani problems

Postby stig » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:48 am

Hi Guys


Could I get some advice on whats wrong with our hammerhead frangipani .

The leaves seem to develop a rust and then fall off . The plants have never taken off in our garden and I not sure why .

Should I Spray ?? Or should I get some liquid fertilizer to boost them ??

Maybe I should prune the plants back to encourage new growth??

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Re: hammerhead frangipani problems

Postby Tropicgardener » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:58 pm

Yes that is Plumeria pudica which is generally an evergreen species. Mine is sulking a bit due to the cooler weather but also has been attacked by insects. Whilst rust does attack my other Plumerias I haven't ever seen rust on this species in my garden.......I am leaving mine alone till winter is over and then I will cut in back and feed it.
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Re: hammerhead frangipani problems

Postby Pam » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:03 pm

So how hard do you cut it back Tropicgardener? I haven't been game to touch mine.
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Re: hammerhead frangipani problems

Postby Tropicgardener » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:53 pm

Pam, I cut back the damaged wood and take about a third off it.........last time I did this (last spring) I threw the cuttings into a bucket of water.......they are still there and growing!!.....pretty tough plant.
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Re: hammerhead frangipani problems

Postby stig » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:18 pm

Thanks for your help Tropicgardener,

Could I ask a quick question ... What do you feed your HammerHeads Frangipani's ??


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Re: hammerhead frangipani problems

Postby Tropicgardener » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:27 pm

Hi Stig, mine just gets what everything else gets basically. Every few months I apply Organic Xtra pellets around all of my plants and apart from that they receive a dose of Seasol in the cooler months and Seasol/Powerfeed by foliar feeding in the warmer months. I use Frangipanni Rust Rid in the humid months to keep the rust at bay and find it works quite well. You are not too far away from where I am so your growing conditions would be similar excepting that I am right on the coast so you would be a bit hotter in summer and cooler in winter.......No doubt there would be some others in this forum that would know far more than me about Plumeria and their cultivation that might be able to give you some better tips.
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Re: hammerhead frangipani problems

Postby stig » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:55 pm

Thanks once more for your help Tropicgardener,

Could you please advise where in Gladstone or Boyne you where able to purchase the Organic Xtra pellets & Frangipanni Rust Rid .

I asked bunnings in Rocky .. but no luck.

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