The Main Plant entry for Plumerias (Plumeria)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Plumerias.

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
Location: Kwajalein, Marshall Islands
Date: Summer 2003
Location: Kolkata
Date: 2022-09-15
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-07-27
Uploaded by Carlossolis
Location: Maine
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2014-08-07
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida 
Date: September 
Plumeria
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: July 2012
Lei made of about 75 plumeria flowers...
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2017-11-12
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: July 2015
unknown variety
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida 
Date: 2022-07-01
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida
Location: Rio de Janeiro town, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-04
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: 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: Tampa Bay, Florida
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2017-10-05
Location: In The Garden plant nursery, Sanibel Island, Florida
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-07-15

Date: 2019-09-16
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: March 2012
A very rare (first I've ever seen) triple seedpod on a Plumeria r
Location: My garden
Seeds 2014 from  Miami rose FFE
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date: 1-24-2019
Weird growth on plumeria
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-06-09
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-06-09
Location: Da Nang, Vietnam
Date: 2017-12-14
Location: Baja California
Date: 2023-10-18
Near the end of the season
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
Uploaded by TexasPlumeria87
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 12-01-2017
Plumeria blooming in December
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
Uploaded by nuswodahs
Uploaded by nuswodahs
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: summer 2006
This plant has a virus.
Location: Madrid, Spain | April, 2023 
Date: 2023-04-02
Uploaded by Trux4
Location: My yard 
Date: 2018-06-21
Incredible scent
Location: Our yard, DeLand, FL
Date: 2018-06-06
Location: Coastal San Diego County
Location: Maine
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
Uploaded by Hazelcrestmikeb
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: 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: 2018-06-19
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
Uploaded 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
Uploaded 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: Tampa Bay, Florida 
Date: Summer 
Plumeria
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, 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
Uploaded by tarev
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-04-30
New claw on Thailand orange plumeria
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2014-06-18
Uploaded 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: Houston
Date: 2014-05-23
Location: Houston
Date: 2014-05-22
Uploaded 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 GigiAdeniumPlumeria Aug 21, 2021 10:18 AM 1
Mystery seedling - second bloom by GigiAdeniumPlumeria Aug 21, 2021 6:05 AM 1
Sariah's curly seedling first of the twin branch's bloom by GigiAdeniumPlumeria Aug 11, 2021 10:33 PM 0

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