Check out these three quick steps to propagate a new batch of frangipani trees in your garden.

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1. Remove old wood

Choose a firm stem. Using sharp secateurs, make a cutting about 30–50cm long. The base of the cutting should be of old wood, which is grey.

2. Rest wounds

Remove the leaves and place cuttings somewhere dry, well ventilated and in full sun. Allow the wounds to heal. This takes a few weeks.

3. Plant

When the area behind the wound swells, insert cuttings, one per pot, into a fast-draining propagating mix. Water sparingly as the cuttings begin to take root.

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