Better known as Frangipani, it is a delightful small tree for a garden with a semi-tropical look, usually reaching a height of around 4m, though with great age they seem capable of growing to 8-10m.
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.
The Plumeria pudica species is a very unusual semi dwarf evergreen frangipani shrub with upright growth habit with very little side ways growth like a pine tree. It's a beautiful rare species of plumeria, a real eye-stopper! . The plant plant blooms year-round, almost non-stop.
The foliage is unusually spoon sha This plumeria is evergreen, never drops leaves, and looks very tropical and ornamental even in short periods when it doesn't have flowersped. The large white flowers have no perfume.
Unlike other plumerias, it doesnt get insect or fungus problems
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.
Perfect accent plant for small yard or patio
Approx 2' - 2.5 '