Plumeria (/pluːˈmɛriə/) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Apocynaceae. Most species are deciduous shrubs or small trees. The species variously are endemic to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, and as far south as Brazil and north as Florida, but are grown as cosmopolitan ornamentals in warm regions. Common names for plants in the genus vary widely according to region, variety, and whim, but frangipani or variations on that theme are the most common. Plumeria is also used as a common name, especially in horticultural circles. Plumeria flowers are most fragrant at night in order to lure sphinx moths to pollinate them.

Free-draining to sandy soil; best with extra organic matter in the soil.

Needs at least 5 hours of direct sunlight per day. Does not tolerate frost. Needs to be taken inside or covered up with a protecting e.g. frost blanket at temperatures below 55°F.

Prefers temperature of 65 - 80°F.

Needs to be protected from wind.


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