Plumeria 'Dwarf Singapore White'

Plumeria obtusa

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Plumeria (ploo-MEER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: obtusa (ob-TOO-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dwarf Singapore White
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Tropicals and Tender Perennials


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter







Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


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

Naples, Florida

Saint James City, Florida

Wailuku, Hawaii

Sugar Land, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 8, 2009, Florida_Girl from Saint James City, FL wrote:

I grew this variety for approx five years and had not the best of luck with it. It grew well for a couple of years and I got a couple of bloom stalks on it each year. It just seemed to come to a screeching halt in growth and flowers too, and I finally discarded it. I have other varieties growing in the same yard area and have no idea why this one didn't pan out. Was getting full sun with it's own flower bed.


On Dec 8, 2005, Clare_CA from (Zone 10b) wrote:

From the publication:

Plumeria in Hawaii

By Richard A. Criley
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
University of Hawaii at Manoa
January, 2005

Dwarf Singapore

Flower white with small, brilliant yellow center; no pink or red bands on front or back
Petal wide, round tip, highly overlapping; no color bands; moderate texture
Size One-and-one-half inches in diameter
Scent lemon fragrance
Stalk green, smooth, thin, upright, tight flower clusters
Keeping quality good
Leaves light green, semi-glossy, with acute tips; narrow venation raised underneath... read more