I have a 20 year old tropical Frangipani tree that I wish to transplant to the new house we have just moved into. We are still in Mt.Maunganui. How do I go about it, in order to minimise the risk of losing the tree? It’s very precious to me.

I would be very grateful for any advice you are able to give me.

  • Ann Carruthers asked 8 years ago
  • last edited 6 years ago
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Hi Ann

Thanks for your question. Tropical Frangipani can be grown very easily from cuttings. I will give you a cutting technique and a transplant


Simply cut off pieces and leave out in the open to dry for about two weeks. Do this when the plant is preferably dormant when it drops it leaves but I have done it in leaf too and had success. Once the ends are dry simply plant into new soil without opening up the dry end again. It will appear you are just planting a stick but it works well and within the first twelve months I had mine flowering!


Lift the plant and leave to dry as you would the cutting and then plant into new soil.

Happy Gardening

Maria Palmers national garden consultant

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