The companion piece to Queen Napranum this stunning frangipani has hot pink propeller petals with a yellow center.
The leaves of Plumeria rubra are 10-42 cm long and 4-14 cm wide with the widest point at the center or tip of the leaf blade. In this species the tip of the leaves narrow to a sharp point in contrast to leaves of the other common species, Plumeria obtusa, which has more rounded leaf tips.
Plumeria King Napranum or Kauka Wilder Plumeria, has red and orange, grainy and veined with fruity fragrance. An early, easy blooming red streaked with strong yellow, on narrow, pointed petals. Unusually nice spicy fragrance. Strong reddish-yellow with a large bright yellow center, wide moderate red band on back. Petals are narrow and elliptical with pointed tips and slightly overlapping.
Frangipani needs bright light to full sun for at least 5 hours of direct sun each day.
Keep soil evenly moist during summers. Water sparingly in winter, when plant is resting. Yellowing leaves are a sign of over watering.
Moderate humidity is good for the plant. Place the pot on a tray of wet pebbles to raise the humidity around the plant. Misting is also a good idea in summer. With plumeria care should be taken to mist the foliage, not the flowers.
Feed the plant with high-phosphorus fertilizer before summer begins to promote blooming.
Plumeria rubra makes a beautiful potted house plant. They grow well in pots, flowering reliably every summer.
Approx 2' - 2.5 '