Plumeria
Plumeria rubra 'Cancun Pink'

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Plumeria (ploo-MEER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: rubra (ROO-bruh) (Info)
Cultivar: Cancun Pink
Additional cultivar information:(aka Mexican Pink, Playful)
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Category:

Trees

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

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)

Spacing:

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)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Veined

Leathery-Textured

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

Regional

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

Phoenix, Arizona

Capistrano Beach, California

Glendora, California

San Clemente, California

Santa Rosa, California

Sun City, California

Plant City, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

Canyon Lake, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 28, 2013, nathanieledison from Santa Rosa, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

WARM WEATHER PLANT ONLY! Mine hasn't bloomed yet, in fact it's pushing itself real hard just to get a few leaves out. I've seen them grow around here indoors, but if you don't have a strong enough grow light you're SOL. Mine's 120V. Plant says meh

Positive

On Dec 11, 2006, Clare_CA from (Zone 10b) wrote:

It should be noted that, for a while, C-Stars Wholesale Nursery in Southern California, a major distributor of plumerias to commercial businesses and nurseries, sold the cultivar 'Cancun Pink' under the name 'Playful' but has since changed the name. This cultivar flowers easily, but the flowers have poor keeping quality. The flowers have a sweet fragrance and are about three and a half inches in diameter.