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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

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 white
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

    Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Place a small handful of E.B. Stone Blood Meal in the bottom of the hole and incorporate into the soil. Make sure the top of the original root ball is one inch above surrounding soil.

    Plumeria trees are tropical and therefore must have conditions at least approximating tropical/subtropical in order to flourish. Plumeria do best in full sun with at least a half days sun exposure to bloom properly. They do well when potted in an appropriate size pot to the size of the tree in well drained soil.

    Sunlight Plumerias do best in full sun
    Watering Test soil by inch deep touch. If moist, don t water.
    Soil They don t tolerate poorly drained soils
    Temperature prefers plenty of indirect sunlight
    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?

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

    What makes a Plumeria plant flower?

    Make sure your plant is getting enough amount of direct sunlight (4-6 hours) and feed your plant with Phosphorous rich fertilizer during the growing period(March-October).

    Can Plumeria grow indoors?

    No, Plumeria can not be grown indoors. It can be grown in containers in a balcony or terrace where it will get 4-6 hrs of sunlight and bright light for the rest of the day.

    When to plant Plumeria?

    You can plant Plumeria in Late spring(February-March) and summer season(May-June).

    How to plant Plumeria cuttings?

    Choose a warm location, where temperature of at least 18 to 27 degrees Celsius is available. Cut the 7-10 cm long and 2-3 cm thick in diameter branch and keep it as it is for 4-5 days, then just insert the cut portion 3-4 cm deep into the ground or in the pot of 7-inch diameter with a drainage hole 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?

    Before water Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Apply water when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.

    Why is my Plumeria plant dying?

    The main reasons Plumeria plant dying are as follows 1. Due to overwatering or less watering to plant. 2. plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of Nutrient. 4. Disease infestation.

    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.

    When to repot Plumeria plants?

    1. After purchasing plants if the pot is too small, proceed to re-pot so that the plant may grow properly.  2. When plant overgrows in the current pot or after every 2 -3 years change the pot. 

    When to plant Plumeria seeds?

    Plumeria seeds germinate in the spring season(February-March).

    How grow Plumeria?

    Plumeria plant is grown by seeds and cuttings. Consider the following points to grow a plant.  1. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required.  2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 3. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.  4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer once in a month. Note - For further details check the product description on 

    Can Plumeria grow in a pot?

    Yes, you can grow Plumeria in the(7-inches upper diameter) 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 4-6 hrs of sunlight and bright light for the rest of the day.

    Are Plumeria plants toxic to dogs?

    Yes, Plumerias all parts contain milky sap which is toxic to dogs if digested.

    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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    • Whether it can be planted in a tub or pot

      Yes, you can grow this plant in a bigger pot

    • Can we grow Plumeria champa in big pot? Can we plant it on terrace?

      Yes you can grow Plumeria in big pot on terrace also