They are highly fragrant and bloom freely from spring throughout fall in multiple colors like white, yellow, pink, and red. These flowers stand out nicely amid the large-leaved foliage, which may be evergreen or deciduous, depending on the type.
Plumerias are tropical trees famous for their gorgeous flowers which are used to make leis. In regions with cold winters, plumerias can be grown in containers and brought indoors when the weather cools in autumn. Other common names are frangipani and Hawaiian lei flower. Plumeria trees bloom in a variety of different colors.
The tree itself is rather unusual in appearance; the 12 to 20 inch long, coarse, deciduous leaves cluster only at the tips of the rough, blunt, sausage like, thick, grey green branches. Branches are upright and rather crowded on the trunk forming a vase or umbrella shape with age.They are rather soft and brittle and can break but are usually sturdy unless they are mechanically hit or disturbed.
Other common names are frangipani and Hawaiian lei flower. Plumeria trees bloom in a variety of different colors. A milky sap is exuded from the branches when they are bruised. The crown loses its leaves for a short time during the winter displaying the coarse-textured, stubby branches.
|Plant Spread||20 inch|
|Common Name||Champa, frangipani, Hawaiian lei flower.|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Upto 30 feet at maturity.|
|Bloom Time||June - November.|
|Sunlight||Plumerias do best in full sun|
|Watering||More water may be required for plumerias growing in containers, but don't overwater or the trunks will rot. Don't water if the soil is moist. Reduce watering in the mid-fall and don't water at all during winter as the plant is dormant. Resume regular watering as new plants grow in spring.|
|Soil||Plumeria requires well-drained soils or potting soils. They will tolerate drought, but they grow best in moist—not wet—soil|
|Temperature||21 to 30 degree C.|
|Fertilizer||Feed every two weeks during the blooming season from May to September.|
This plant is Fragrant and Good for cut flowers.