The Main Plant entry for Plumerias (Plumeria)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Uses: Flowering Tree
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Other: Grafting
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Plumeria

Photo Gallery
Location: My garden in Tampa, Florida
Date: 2022-09-02
My seedgrown plumeria in bloom.
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: 2022-05-08
My very own seedgrown plumeria named "Sampaguita's Curly" named a
Location: My garden in Tampa, Florida
Date: 2022-09-23
Blooms of my seed-grown plumeria.
Location: My garden in Tampa, Florida
Date: 2022-07-12
2nd season bloom of my seedgrown Maui's Beauty seedling!
Location: My garden
Location: Kwajalein, Marshall Islands
Date: Summer 2003
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-07-27
Location: Kolkata
Date: 2022-09-15
Location: My garden in Tampa, Florida
Date: 2022-05-12
This is very fragrant blooms of my very own seedgrown plumeria ni
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: May 2, 2021 9am
My own seedling 4th season bloom. Very fragrant,  a seedling of S
Location: My garden in Tampa, Florida
Date: 2022-08-18
My seedgrown plumeria, still blooming!
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: 8-11-2021
Sariah’s Curly seedling twin branch first bloom.  Germinated 8/
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: 2022-05-08
Bloom size Of Piccadilly versus my very own “Sampaguita’s Cur
Photo by Carlossolis
Location: My garden in Tampa, Florida
Date: 2022-09-10
My seedgrown plumeria.
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2014-08-07
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: 2015-10-29
This is the first bloom of my Mountain Goddess seedling.  The fra
Location: My garden in Tampa, Florida
Date: 2022-06-07
My very own seedgrown plumeria ‘Sampaguita’s Curly’, very f
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida 
Date: September 
Plumeria
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: July 2012
Lei made of about 75 plumeria flowers...
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: 2021-08-21
My own seedling’s bloom.
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2017-11-12
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: July 2015
unknown variety
Location: My garden in Tampa, Florida
Date: 2022-07-17
My very own, ‘Tampa’s Beauty’ grown from the seed of seedpo
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: 2021-07-20
Germinated from seed of Stardust on 2/2013
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida 
Date: 2022-07-01
Location: all photos from my gardens
Date: 2020-08-29
Location: all photos from my gardens
Date: 2020-08-29
Location: My garden
FFE from 2014 seed of Miami Rose;
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: 2022-04-30
Finally! My first plumeria bloom of the year. My own seedgrown, p
Location: Tampa, Florida
I don't like cutting the inflos of my plumeria when in bloom. How
Location: Baja California
Date: 2018-07-08
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: September 2015
an un-named plumeria I call 'Eggyolk'; the blooms are 4 1/2 - 5"
Location: Rio de Janeiro town, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-04
Location: In The Garden plant nursery, Sanibel Island, Florida
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-07-15

Date: 2019-09-16
Location: My garden
Seeds 2014 from  Miami rose FFE
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: May 6, 3021 (am)
To be named Curly, a Sariah’s Curly seedling bloom
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: 2021-08-21
Momma plant my own seedling.
Location: Tampa, Florida
This is the second one. This is my \"no ID\" plumeria I nick name
Location: Tampa, Florida
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date: 1-24-2019
Weird growth on plumeria
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-06-09
Location: Da Nang, Vietnam
Date: 2017-12-14
Location: My garden in Tampa, Florida
Date: 2022-06-08
My gorgeous very fragrant, seedgrown plumeria.
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2017-10-05
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: March 2012
A very rare (first I've ever seen) triple seedpod on a Plumeria r
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: 2021-07-29
Second bloom of my Maui’s Beauty Seedling germinated 8/2012
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: Last week of July 2013
First bloom of my plumeria seedling, 3 inches blooms, pastel pink
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: 2021-08-21
My seedling grown plumeria.
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-06-09
Location: My garden in Tampa, Florida
Date: 2022-07-17
Bloom of my very own seedgrown, nicknamed “Tampa’s Beauty”,
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: 2021-10-06
First bloom of 2015 seedling.
Location: Western America
Date: October
Little Plumeria Leaf Sproutling
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-09-08
Location: Oaxaca
Date: 2022-11-30
Location: Van der Veer Botanical garden, Davenport, Ia.
Date: 6-30-12
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 12-01-2017
Plumeria blooming in December
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: May 2014
Plumeria Barbados Showgirl / Confetti (left purchased(right , pur
Location: 1051 S Dobson Road, unit 187. Mesa AZ 85202
Date: 06/30/2021
NOID Plumeria
Location: Van der Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 2012-07-01
Photo by nuswodahs
Photo by nuswodahs
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: summer 2006
This plant has a virus.
Location: Tampa, Florida
I don't like cutting the inflos of my plumeria when in bloom. How
Location: Tampa, Florida
I don't like cutting the inflos of my plumeria when in bloom. How
Photo by Trux4
Location: Our yard, DeLand, FL
Date: 2018-06-06
Location: Coastal San Diego County
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: Last week of September 2015
This was given to me as a 1-tip cutting over 2 years ago, it trie
Location: Maine
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: Last week June 2014
One of many ways I enjoy plumeria blooms indoor without cutting t
Location: Florida
Location: Florida
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: August 2015
these are  seeds of a Plumeria species from Panama. For size comp
Location: Western America
Date: October
Plumeria Leaf Sprouting
Location: In The Garden plant nursery, Sanibel Island, Florida
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-06-05
My first inflo
Location: all photos from my gardens
Date: 2021-07-17
Location: Oaxaca
Date: 2022-11-30
Leafy and leafless in late November
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-08-26
Photo by Hazelcrestmikeb
Photo by TexasPlumeria87
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 12-01-2017
Plumeria blooming in December
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2014-09-26
White latex sap.
Location: San Diego back yard
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: 4/29/2021 at 12:30 pm
Third Bloom of my seedling grown plumeria nicknamed “Cleo”. C
Location: my garden 
White
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-11-11
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2009-07-08
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: summer 2006
This is 'Bali Whirl' which has a double set of petals.
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-08-09
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-07-04
Location: My garden
From seeds 2014 down of Miami Rose;  FFE
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Date: 2015-08-14
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-08-28
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: September 2016
Pseudosphinxmoth Caterpillars busy devouring the leaves on a plum
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2015-11-15
At the Museum of Science and Industry
Location: My yard 
Date: 2018-06-21
Incredible scent
Location: My yard
Date: 2018-06-19
Beautiful Intense rainbow
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2017-06-18

Date: 2014-06-08
Back of leaf.
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Date: 2016-06-21
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-10-02
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-06-24
Inflo nearly 4 weeks later
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-08-30
Photo by tarev
Location: Pasig City - Philippines 
Date: 10May2015 - summertime - courtesy of my friend Mary Ann
A towering Plumeria tree-locally called in the Phil as Kalachuchi
Location: In The Garden plant nursery, Sanibel Island, Florida
SOO PRETTTYYYY
Location: In The Garden plant nursery, Sanibel Island, Florida
Location: In The Garden plant nursery, Sanibel Island, Florida
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2014-02-15
Sericifolia and stenophylla seedlings
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-08-26
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: March 2015
rooted in pure perlite over the winter months.
Location: Houston area
Date: 2018-06-27
Location: Lincolnton, NC
Date: 2016-10-29
Plumeria seedling
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2009-09-20
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2009-09-04
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2009-09-23
Location: Houston
Date: 2010-06-27
Location: Houston area
Date: 2017-12-17
Seed pod in winter protection under a grow lightbulb
Location: Houston area
Date: 2015-05-09
Photo by PeggyB
Location: Cypress Gardens, Florida
Location: Cypress Gardens, Florida
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2012-06-28
These seedlings range from 1 month to 9 months old
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2014-07-19
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-06-13
Location: Cypress Gardens, Florida
Location: Houston
Date: 2014-05-23
Location: my garden 
Date: 2013-05-28
Location: Florida 
Date: July 13, 2020
Can anyone identify this plumeria.
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: 3/30/2013
These are my two noID fragrant plumeria I nicknamed \"hot pink\".
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2015-11-15
At the Museum of Science and Industry
Location: My yard 
Date: 2018-06-19
Don’t you love summer
Location: The Netherlands. Window sill
Date: 12-122015
Location: My yard 
Date: 2018-06-19
Kiliwia
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-06-09
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: September
Conjoined seed pods

Date: 2011-07-05
USDA
Photo by tarev
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-04-30
New claw on Thailand orange plumeria
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2014-06-18
Photo by bearsearch
Location: Lincolnton, NC
Date: 2016-10-29
Plumeria seeds
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2009-08-03
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2011-10-21
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2011-04-14 
Stem/branch with new leaf growth
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2011-06-02
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2007-07-21
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2009-08-18
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2011-10-05
Location: Houston area
Date: 2015-05-09
Location: Houston area
Date: 2015-05-09
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2014-08-12
My collection
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida 
Date: Summer 
Plumeria
Location: Houston
Date: 2014-05-23
Location: Houston
Date: 2014-05-22
Photo by luckyzl230
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-08-28
Location: My yard 
Date: 2018-06-19
Wow
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-08-16
Location: My yard 
Date: 2018-06-19
Singapore pink
Location: Coastal San Diego County
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-06-09
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-06-09
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: March 2015
A remarkably dense specimen tree, just about to break dormancy.
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-06-09
Location: my garden 
Date: 2013-06-24
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Comments:
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 11:40 PM concerning plant:
    "Plumeria is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. It contains seven or eight species of mainly deciduous shrubs and small trees. They are native to Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America as far south as Brazil but have been spread throughout the world's tropics.

    Plumeria is related to the Oleander, Nerium oleander, and both possess an irritant, rather similar to that of Euphorbia. Contact with the sap may irritate eyes and skin.

    Plumeria flowers are most fragrant at night in order to lure sphinx moths to pollinate them. The flowers have no nectar, however, and simply dupe their pollinators. The moths inadvertently pollinate them by transferring pollen from flower to flower in their fruitless search for nectar."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...

  • Posted by SCButtercup (Simpsonville SC - Zone 7b) on Aug 27, 2014 4:50 AM concerning plant:
    Plumerias are a long-term project. If cost is an issue, try growing them from seed. Fresh seeds can be found inexpensively on co-ops. I'm in year 3 with my plumeria seedlings. They make great gifts for gardener friends, and it is an event when they bloom after years of waiting. If you are less patient, buy sticks, root them, and it still will take a couple of years. In most parts of the United States, bring them indoors in winter, put them in the garage or basement, and only water them monthly. Then repot them in spring, plunge the pot in soil, and let it take off for the summer months.
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piksihk On June 12, 2020 Bloomed
both the white/yellow ctr and pink
piksihk On July 4, 2019 Obtained plant
Pink
piksihk On June 16, 2019 Bloomed
White one
piksihk On May 25, 2019 Bloomed
Pink
piksihk On June 6, 2018 Bloomed
white one
piksihk On June 6, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
Wanda's - leaves have shot up
piksihk On May 1, 2018 Cuttings stuck
red and yellow one from Hawaii for Wanda
piksihk On June 17, 2017 Bloomed
both pink and white
piksihk On May 9, 2016 Bloomed
piksihk On June 1, 2015 Bloomed
piksihk On April 1, 2015 Plant emerged
leafing out - all three; one of the pink have had a seed pod since fall - still attached.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Fascinating! by Bubbles Apr 14, 2014 7:59 PM 7
'Color break' by Dutchlady1 May 5, 2012 4:28 AM 0
I think this is 'Miami Rose' by Dutchlady1 Apr 3, 2013 7:01 PM 1
Memories by webesemps Sep 24, 2015 3:22 PM 2
This is a false inflorescence by Dutchlady1 Dec 18, 2015 12:02 PM 0
Mountain Goddes Seedling - second bloom by GigiPlumeria Aug 21, 2021 10:18 AM 1
Mystery seedling - second bloom by GigiPlumeria Aug 21, 2021 6:05 AM 1
Sariah's curly seedling first of the twin branch's bloom by GigiPlumeria Aug 11, 2021 10:33 PM 0

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