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PlantFiles: Plumeria
Plumeria rubra 'Mango Magic'

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Plumeria (ploo-MEER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: rubra (ROO-bruh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mango Magic
Registered or introduced: 2004

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6 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:
Bright Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
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
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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
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 pods to dry on plant; break open to 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 Ncasselberryfla On Oct 23, 2005, Ncasselberryfla from Geneva, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is a heavy blooming and stocky plumeria of Australian origin. It has a sweet, lovely fragrance and the blossoms are about 4 inches across, of heavy texture, and of good keeping quality. This would be a great flower for leis, and, for storing on a table inside in a posy ring or bowl of water for a couple of days. The flowers are intense and very eye-catching---a true specimen plant. It can be grown in a large container, though it will need trimming to keep it compact and a manageable size (cuttings anyone? They are easy to root). Also, containerized specimens should be root-pruned every couple of years to keep them from overtaking their pots. Keep from freezing temps. Like all plumeria, it can be encouraged to go dormant by leavnig it out a few days in weather that is in the 40s until all the leaves drop. You can then store the plant in its pot in a dark room or basement for the winter. Check once a month and make sure it isn't shrivelled---then and ONLY then, if it is, give it a small drink of water---otherwise leave it dry until ready to put it outside in the warm Spring weather. This is a must-have plumeria for any plumeria lover!


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

Naples, Florida

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