When cutting back frangipani what should I put on the cutting to stop diseases

When cutting branches off a frangapani what should I 'paint' the wound with to prevent disease?

yates

20 September 2013 12:38 AM

Pruning with sterilized, sharp secateurs will deter bacteria or fungus from entering wounds. Some gardeners use bitumen type paints or copper based pastes to seal cuts but in the case of your frangipani, the milky sap will prevent you from applying a sealant immediately. Once dry, you can always use one of the above products to seal the wound but frangipanis tend to callus well without the aid of these sealants.

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