How to grow and care for Frangipanis?

By February 5, 2019January 26th, 2021No Comments

Create a tropical island vibe right in your backyard with the blossoms and fragrances of the beautiful Frangipani tree.

Quick Tips

  • They thrive with little maintenance, and we recommend that you limit watering to once a week as too much water will result in fewer flowers.
  • Frangipanis flower in December and January and they add a tropical feel to a garden. They can grow as tall as 6 meters and as wide as 5 meters.
  • They grow well in pots, and we recommend the use of a quality potting mix in a full, shallow pot.

Sunlight and Placement

They are a tropical plant; they prefer full sun, well-drained soil and a frost free climate. Protecting them from high winds is essential they are comfortable in coastal climates.

Frangipani can quickly adapt to growing in containers. They are easy to maintain, and they respond well to pruning. During colder times of the year, potting allows you to move your Frangipani indoors or under a veranda and make the most of sunlight throughout the year.  


Frangipanis prefer dry soil and overwatering is the most common way to kill them. We recommend you limit watering during the winter months when your it is dormant.  Begin watering when you see the first signs of growth for the season.

If you plant them in the garden, they will only need an inch of water per week, and for potted ones, they will need more regular watering.

Soil and Drainage

Frangipanis are not fussy and suit a lot of different soils, as long as they are well drained. In heavier soils plant in raised beds with free draining mix or pots. Heads up, they do not like clay soil.

While they are growing, feed them with a small amount of organic fertiliser during Spring and Summer. Mulching around the tree will keep roots cool in summer and warm in winter, as well as assist with retaining water. Keep mulch away from the trunk to avoid trunk rot.

When in pots they should be placed on a surface where they can drain freely, like bricks or paving.


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