Plumeria Plants

Plumeria Pruning

Hawaiiguy added on August 22, 2016 | Answered

What should I be doing with this plumeria (tree) that continues to outgrow the trunk to support the leaves?

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Answered on August 23, 2016

This tree is probably not getting enough light, so it has become spindly. Can you find a way to give it more light, such as placing it near a south-facing window or giving it an extra lamp?

Meanwhile, you can prune it back (cut off the top, leaving just a few leaves) to encourage more bushy growth instead of just one stem. Or, you can cut off the entire top section and root it to re-grow a shorter plant.

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