Asked by: Josias Kappel
asked in category: General Last Updated: 1st February, 2020

How do you take care of a Puakenikeni?

Puakenikeni is a fast growing plant, and is efficient in taking up nutrients if adequately watered, Light fertilizing with a 10-30-10 or 10-20-20 type fertilizer is recommended, because over-fertilizing will create vegetative growth at the expense of flowers.

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Also, how do you grow a Puakenikeni tree from a branch?

Once the branch has produced roots, cut it off below the roots with a sterilized knife or pruning shears. Take the cutting to a shady place to unwrap the plastic. You can leave the moss entangled in the roots when you pot up the new plant in a 1 or 2 gallon pot filled with potting soil.

Similarly, what does Puakenikeni smell like? The translation of puakenikeni literally means, 'ten-cent flower' because its blooms were once strung and sold as ten-cent leis! This Hawaiian scent is strong, and reminds one of the beautiful gardenia. The puakenikeni flower colors can range anywhere from white-ish yellow to orange and even to rich gold.

Correspondingly, what does Puakenikeni mean?

Puakenikeni means ten-cent flower, “pua” meaning flower and “kenikeni” meaning ten cents. Its name comes from the early 1900's boat days. Before air travel, visitors arrived via boat, and the harbors were alive with music and the sweet scent of flower lei. Puakenikeni were among the most popular.

How do you pick a Puakenikeni flower?

Pick flowers early in the morning and place in a smooth or ti leaf-lined container. Water is not used on flowers since it will cause discoloration. Ends of flower tubes, including the green calyx, are cut to space petals for eye appeal.

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