Freycinetia multiflora is one of 65 species of dioecious, climbing or scrambling shrubs of the family Pandanaceae native to the Old World Tropics
Blooming Time: Spring
Culture: Freycinetia multiflora does best in bright indirect or curtain-filtered sunlight; if only artificial light is available, provide at least 400 foot candles. Night temperatures of 65 to 70 degrees and day temperatures of 75 to 85 degrees are ideal. Let the soil become moderately dry between thorough waterings. Freycinetia’s can go several years without having to be repotted, but when they need to be repotted, this should be done in spring, using a mixture of 1 part loam, 1 part peat moss and 1 part sharp sand. To each gallon of this mixture add one and a half teaspoons of 20% superphosphate, 1 tablespoon of ground limestone and 2 teaspoons of 5-10-5 or similar fertilizer. Fertilize established plant at 3 to 4 month intervals.
Propagation: Freycinetia multiflora are propagated any season from the young shoots, or suckers that spring up from the base of the plant.
Freycinetia multiflora was featured as Plant of the Week March 26-April 1, 1999.
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