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Plumeria alba cv YELLOW DIAMOND 30-80cm

Plumeria alba cv YELLOW DIAMOND 30-80cm

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Product Description

Plumeria alba 'Yellow Diamond' is a cultivar of Plumeria alba, known for its beautiful and fragrant flowers. Plumeria, also known as Frangipani, is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas but cultivated widely around the world for its ornamental and fragrant flowers. The 'Yellow Diamond' cultivar is particularly prized for its unique flower coloration and form.

Description

  • Flowers: The 'Yellow Diamond' cultivar features stunning yellow flowers, often with a deeper yellow center and sometimes a slight white edge, depending on the specific conditions under which it is grown. The flowers are about 2 to 4 inches in diameter, with five petals that are broadly spaced, creating a star-like appearance. They emit a strong, sweet fragrance, especially in the evening and at night.
  • Leaves: This cultivar has glossy, dark green leaves that are elongated and leathery, providing a lush backdrop for the vibrant flowers. The leaves can grow quite long, typically around 12 to 18 inches.
  • Growth Habit: Plumeria alba 'Yellow Diamond' grows as a small tree or shrub, usually reaching heights of 5 to 8 meters (15 to 25 feet) in its natural tropical environment. However, when grown in pots or in non-tropical regions, it may remain smaller.
  • Branching: It has a well-branched structure that provides ample space for the numerous flowers to develop and display.

Cultivation

  • Light: Full sun is ideal for 'Yellow Diamond,' as it encourages the most prolific flowering. However, it can tolerate partial shade, especially in hotter climates.
  • Soil: Well-draining soil is crucial to prevent root rot. A mixture designed for cacti and succulents can work well, or any potting mix with added perlite or sand for improved drainage.
  • Water: During the growing season (spring and summer), water regularly but allow the soil to dry out between waterings. In winter, reduce watering significantly to mimic the dry season in its native habitat.
  • Temperature: It thrives in warm conditions but requires protection from frost. In regions with cold winters, it's best grown in pots that can be brought indoors or into a greenhouse.
  • Fertilization: Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer during the growing season to support healthy growth and flowering.
  • Pruning: Prune to shape and remove dead or damaged wood, which also encourages branching and more flowers. Pruning is best done in late winter or early spring before new growth begins.

Propagation

Propagation of 'Yellow Diamond' is typically done through cuttings to ensure the offspring retain the desirable characteristics of the parent plant. Seeds can be used but might not result in plants that are true to the parent's form and color.

Common Uses

Plumeria alba 'Yellow Diamond' is widely used in tropical and subtropical landscapes for its ornamental value, in gardens, parks, and as a specimen plant. Its fragrant flowers are also used in making traditional leis in Hawaii and other Pacific islands.

Growing 'Yellow Diamond' provides a tropical flair to any garden or indoor setting, and its striking flowers and fragrance make it a favorite among gardeners and plant enthusiasts.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

Cultivation

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