The Plumeria originates in the Caribbean, but these days can be found in any of the tropical regions of the world. It is also known as Frangipani, because the delightful fragrance of the Plumeria flowers is reminiscent of the perfumed gloves Italian nobleman Marquis Frangipani designed in the 16th century. It was much later that the plant was given its current name in honour of French botanist Charles Plumier, who described varies types of Plumeria in the 17th century. We mainly recognise the flower from Hawaiian garlands. Place the Plumeria in a light or even sunny spot indoors, or outside when temperatures are above 15 °C. Caring for your plant is easy, as the plant prefers it dryer to getting too much water.
- Do not leave excess water in saucer/dish.
- Light, sunny spot.
- Perennial plant.