Plumeria, Champa (Pink) - Plant

Plumeria plants, which are also known as Lei flowers and Frangipani, are actually small trees.
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About Plumeria

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.

The crown loses its leaves for a short time during the winter displaying the coarse textured, stubby branches. A milky sap is exuded from the branches when they are bruised . Plumerias are tropical trees famous for their gorgeous flowers which are used to make leis (floral garlands). 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. 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 Specifications

Plant Height42 inch (107 cm)
Plant Spread 7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Champa, frangipani, Hawaiian lei flower.
Maximum Reachable Height Upto 30 feet at maturity.
Flower Colour Pink
Bloom Time June - November.
Difficulty Level medium

Planting and care

  • Plumeria care, for the most part, is minimal. While plumerias dont like wet feet, they should be watered deeply when irrigated and then allowed to dry out some before watering again.
  • They also need to be fertilized about every two to three weeks throughout their active growing season.
  • Reduce watering in mid fall and stop completely once the plants enter dormancy in winter.
  • Resume regular watering as new growth appears in spring.
  • A high phosphate (phosphorus) fertilizer, like 10-30-10, will help encourage blooms.
  • Giving them too much nitrogen will only result in more foliage growth and less flowering.
  • Plumerias may be pruned as needed (up to 12 inches from ground) in late winter or early spring (prior to new growth); however, any drastic or hard pruning done may reduce flowering.
  • These plants can also be propagated by seeds or cuttings in spring, with cuttings being the easiest and most preferred method.
  • Insert cuttings about 2 inches in potting mix and water thoroughly.

    Plumerias require at least 1 inch of rain (or equivalent watering) each week. More water may be required for plumerias growing in containers, but don t overwater or the trunks will rot. Feed plants twice a month during the growing season with a high phosphorous fertilizer.

    Plumerias normally require little pruning, but any shaping should be done in spring. Plumerias are sensitive to cold and should be protected when temperatures dip into the 40Fs. Check periodically for pests such as spider mites, white flies, and mealybugs.

    Plumeria care

    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.

    Plumeria special feature

    This plant is Fragrant and Good for cut flowers.

    Plumeria uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose
    • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Are Plumeria plants poisonous?

    Plumeria contains milky sap in its all parts which is toxic to humans and animals.

    What makes a Plumeria plant flower?

    Make sure your plant is getting enough amount of direct sunlight (3-6 hours) and feed your plant with Phosphorous rich fertilizer during the growing period.

    Can Plumeria grow indoors?

    No, Plumeria can not be grown indoors. It can be grown in containers in balcony or terrace where it will get minimum of 3-6 hrs of sunlight and natural bright light for the rest of the day.

    When to plant Plumeria?

    You can plant plumeria in Late spring and summer season.

    How to plant Plumeria cuttings?

    Choose a warm location, where temperature of at least 18 to 27 degrees Celsius is available. Cut the 2-3 cm thick in diameter branch and keep it as it is for 4-5 days, then just insert the cut portion 5 cm deep into the ground or in the pot (of 6-7 inch diameter) containing soil and water the plant.

    When does a Plumeria plant bloom?

    Plumeria plant bloom in the month from March to October.

    When to water Plumeria plant?

    Apply water when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.

    Why is my Plumeria plant dying?

    Make sure your plant is getting enough amount of sunlight , water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Do not over water the plant especially when growing in a pot. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Plumeria does not like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape.

    What soil to plant Plumeria?

    The soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content.

    What to feed Plumeria plants?

    Apply organic fertilizer to the Plumeria plant once a month.

    How to plant Plumeria stick?

    Choose a warm location, where temperatures of at least 18 to 27 degrees Celsius is available. Cut the 2-3 cm thick in diameter branch and keep it as it is for 4-5 days, then just insert the cut portion 5cm into the ground or in the pot (6-7 inch) containing soil and water the plant.

    When to repot Plumeria plants?

    When a Plumeria plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.

    When to plant Plumeria seeds?

    Plumeria seeds germinate in the spring.

    How grow Plumeria?

    It can be grown in containers in a balcony or terrace where it will get a minimum of 3-6 hrs of sunlight and natural bright light for the rest of the day. It can be grown outdoor in-ground. Apply water when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.

    Can Plumeria grow in a pot?

    Yes, you can grow Plumeria in the pot.

    What is a Plumeria plant?

    Plumeria is a small flowering tree belonging to the family Apocynaceae.

    Where to plant Plumeria tree?

    Plumeria can be grown outdoor in containers or in ground where it will get 3-6 hrs of sunlight and natural bright light for rest of the day.

    Are Plumeria plants toxic to dogs?

    Plumeria's all parts contain milky sap which is toxic to dogs.

    When to plant Plumeria in the ground?

    Plumeria can be grown in ground directly or when the Plumeria overgrows (3-4 foot) in the pot then you can plant Plumeria in the ground.



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