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Pua Keni Keni

Posted by leafylea Australia.QLD (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 1, 04 at 21:00

Rare in our area, cant find out much about the needs of
growing this plant.Mine is only about 12' high in a pot
and doing well.Should I pot it up for awile or try it inthe ground.Any cultural notes welcomed. Thanks.

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RE: Pua Keni Keni

Pua-keni-keni (Fagraea berteriana) is a subtropical or tropical plant. Hardy to 40 degrees. It likes sun, moisture and good rich organic soil, according to my organic growing guide. Will grow to a 20 foot tree or can be kept as a shrub.

Very fragrant, you will enjoy this shrup when it blooms.

Good luck

RE: Pua Keni Keni

Thanks for the useful advice.No one here has ever heard of it,so its very helpful.Cheers

RE: Pua Keni Keni

From my experience, this is a pretty hardy little plant. We have one that was uprooted when we put in our rock wall. The guys just bull-dozered it out of the ground and stuck it in another hole that they had dug. It had a pretty good chunk taken out of the trunk by the dozer's teeth. We tied an old shirt around it, and several months later took it off. Also, every time our coconut tree gets trimmed, debris falls on our poor puakenikeni and it suffers a fewbroken branches. Also, it gets a pretty good covering of sooty mold from time to time, but it just keeps trucking along and seems to be thriving despite all the hardships. Best of luck with yours!

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