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PlantFiles: Plumeria
Plumeria rubra 'Heidi'

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Plumeria (ploo-MEER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: rubra (ROO-bruh) (Info)
Cultivar: Heidi
Additional cultivar information: (aka Heidi's Gold, Kokohead Yellow)
Hybridized by Plumeria People; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1997

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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:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
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:
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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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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive AnniMinEC On Oct 16, 2014, AnniMinEC from El Cajon, CA wrote:

We live in El Cajon CA, located 20 miles east of San Diego. I have grown many Plumerias here in pots for over 20 years. The leaves always fall off around December and I move them into an outdoor atrium during the winter and don't water until spring. I read not to put outside until they have leaves to prevent sunburn so I did that last year and they did seem to flower more this summer. The plants have yellow, pink and red blooms and use "Hawaiian Bud Bloom" fertilizer 5-50-17 once a month during grow season. My goal for 2015 is to plant one of the smaller plants in soil in a raised bed after March 17th, after the dormant period and after the frost danger as we have been as low as 30 degrees here.


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

Phoenix, Arizona
Brentwood, California
Debary, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Naples, Florida
Pinellas Park, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Sebring, Florida
Venice, Florida
Lucedale, Mississippi
Jacksonville, Oregon

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