Encourage plumeria to bloom by providing adequate sunlight and plant food and avoiding too much water. Plant in pots for cooler climates or outdoors where temperatures remain moderate. As temperatures rise, the plant requires more frequent care. Cutting flowers for display in the home does not prevent the formation of more buds and flowers.Continue Reading
Plumeria are tropical plants that prefer full sun in most locations. Select a location for the plant where it receives at least six hours of sunshine every day to encourage flower production. Without adequate sunlight, the plant does not set the flowers.
During the blooming season, plumeria are heavy feeders. Fertilize them with a low nitrogen, high phosphorous food.
Water the plumeria once per week or when the top few inches of the soil are dry to the touch. The plant prefer its roots remain somewhat dry during the growing season.
Aphids are the only major pest that affects plumeria. Control them using insecticidal soap or by rinsing them away with water.
Plumeria grows more flowers the next season after going dormant for a period when temperatures drop. Move potted plants to a garage or basement when they start to drop their leaves. Stop feeding and watering the plants. Prune before new growth appears to encourage more growth and flowering.
Lack of sufficient sunlight and too much nitrogen in the soil are reasons a lilac blush does not flower. Another reason a lilac bush does not flower is an incorrect amount of pruning at the wrong time.Full Answer >
Care for plumeria, a type of tropical plant, by planting it in a sunny location, using well-drained soil, and watering it often. Plant the plumeria in the spring in a location that not only has access to plenty of sunlight and light shade, but also gives the tree plenty of room to grow; plumeria can reach up to 30 feet tall. There are shorter, hedge-like varieties from which to choose that grow bushy rather than tall.Full Answer >
To harvest sunflower seeds, remove the flower head from the plant and allow it to dry. Remove the seeds from the flower, and air-dry or oven-roast the seeds. Harvesting sunflower seeds requires several days to allow the flower heads and seeds time to dry.Full Answer >
Dig up flower bulbs, allowing several inches around each plant to avoid accidentally cutting into the bulb. Gently hose off the bulbs and dry them for several days in a single layer on newspaper. Discard any bulbs that are rotten, diseased or showing insect damage, and place remaining bulbs in cardboard boxes or plastic bags into which ventilation slits are cut. Label the containers, loosely packing them with vermiculite or dry sand. Regularly check stored bulbs, eliminating any rotten ones.Full Answer >