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

Common names
  • Plumeria

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  • 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:

  • 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.
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On June 12, 2020 Bloomed
both the white/yellow ctr and pink
piksihk On July 4, 2019 Obtained plant
piksihk On June 16, 2019 Bloomed
White one
piksihk On May 25, 2019 Bloomed
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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