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PlantFiles: Plumeria
Plumeria rubra 'Teresa Wilder'

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Plumeria (ploo-MEER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: rubra (ROO-bruh) (Info)
Cultivar: Teresa Wilder

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9 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
By grafting
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive cosmosis On Jul 2, 2012, cosmosis from Peoria, IL wrote:

I have been tending to a plumeria that I started from seed three years ago. It summers outdoors and winters near a sunny window. It has not nor shows any indication that it will branch or produce flowers. I keep hoping, though.

Positive bikerlady On Jul 2, 2012, bikerlady from Summerfield, FL wrote:

I had this plant (tree) in my garden in Fort Lauderdale and absolutely LOVED it. It dropped its leaves in the winter (all of three months) but then filled out and bloomed the rest of the year. I called it a "frangipani." As for propagation, all I'd do is snap off a small branch and stick it in the ground. This plant was a great grower with the most beautiful, fragrant blooms. When I sold that house the plant was about ten feet tall, about five years old. Enjoy!

Positive dj63010 On Jul 2, 2012, dj63010 from Islamorada, FL wrote:

The locals call this family of plants "Frangy Pangy's" Not sure where this came from but they are among my favorite plants. Oh, and the fragrance is out of this world, I guess that's why it's the flower of choice for lay's in Hawaii. No southern garden should be without at least one of these plants.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Cabot, Arkansas
Carlsbad, California
Encinitas, California
Hudson, Florida
Islamorada, Florida
Naples, Florida
Satellite Beach, Florida
Haiku, Hawaii
Hammond, Louisiana
Kenner, Louisiana
Austin, Texas
Dallas, Texas

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