Plant names and propagation
1st pic-Plumeria rubra grows in USDA hardiness zones 10B-11. This flowering tree will thrive when planted in rich, organic soil with good drainage.
For optimal growth and flowering, plant the plumeria tree in a location that receives direct sunlight.
Steps for Planting:
- Dig a hole 2-3 times the diameter of the root ball. Note: The hole should be as deep as the root ball is tall.
- Carefully remove the root ball from the container.
- Place the root ball in the hole – the top of the root ball should be visible at the soil surface.
- Fill in the hole with soil. Note: Water the plant during the planting process to prevent air pockets.
- Form a basin around the plant to hold water until it drains down to the roots of the plant.
- If planting more than one frangipani, space trees 20 to 25 feet apart.
- Water when top two inches of soil feels dry to the touch. Roughly the equivalent of one inch of rain each week.
Steps for Propagating:
- Choose a healthy limb for a cutting. Two or more growing points are ideal.
- Cut a length of twelve to eighteen inches.
- With sharp pruning shears, make a clean cut at an angle.
- Remove all leaves.
- Place cutting in a dry location for a minimum of three days to allow the cut end to heal.
- Plant in a container, using rich, organic potting soil. Remember to steak the cutting. Place container in direct sunlight.
- It can take up to eight weeks for signs of leaf growth.
- mimosa species -
Mimosa trees are legumes and produce 1-inch long bean-like pods that grow in clusters in late fall. Pull the clusters from the tree when they are straw colored. This is the best time to harvest mimosa seeds, because these are the ones that readily germinate. As the seeds mature, the seed coat hardens to the point of impermeability.
Mimosa stem cuttings don’t root, according to horticulturist Michael Dirr. Root cuttings, on the other hand, readily root. Take the root cuttings in mid-February. Scrape the soil away from the roots, 20 to 30 inches to the side of the mimosa. Look for the larger roots, about the thickness of a pencil. These are located below the hairline roots. Cut 4 to 6 inches from a root piece that is 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter. Wrap the cutting in a moist paper towel to keep it from drying out.
- Pandorea jasminoides is a species of woody climbing vine in the family Bignoniaceae.
Light requirement: plant grows in part shade/part sun
Soil tolerances: slightly alkaline; clay; sand; acidic; loam
Drought tolerance: moderate
Soil salt tolerances: poor
Propagation is possible from fresh seed in spring and by stem cuttings or layering in summer. Young plants are very susceptible to frost damage and generally do not require fertiliser, although they respond well to light doses of slow-release and water soluble fertilisers. Once established it is rare for plants to require supplementary watering, unless located in hot areas with low rainfall.