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Singapore Plumeria, Frangipani
Scientific Name: Plumeria obtusa L.
Synonym:
Family: Apocynaceae
Singapore Plumeria, Frangipani (Plumeria  obtusa)
A Singapore Plumeria in a protected spot in Guaymas, Mexico
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 24,25
USDA: 10-11

Frost Tolerance: Singapore plumerias need protections below 40 F (4 C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Central America

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub or small tree, up to 15 feet tall (4.5 m), or more; dark, shiny, leathery, blunt ended leaves, 6 to 10 inches long (15-25 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water. Needs good drainage, and moist soil

Propagation: Cuttings


The genus is named after Charles Plumier, a seventeenth-century French botanist.

Plumeria obtusa, flowers, leaves and seed pod, 19627 U.S.D.A. Forest Service., courtesy of the Hunt Institute

Cultural Practices:
Allow the cut to heal before planting the cutting.

Blooming Habits:
The species has scented, creamy white flowers with a yellow center, 1.6 to 2 inches in diameter (4-5 cm).

Fruiting Habits:


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