Other details: 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: Non-patented
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
On Aug 6, 2012, leonortorres from Miami, FL wrote:
I'm in love with my 7' tall plumeria pudica, also called Bridal Bouquet here in Miami. I have made a lot of plants for gifts by just sticking a small branch in a pot. I havent seen any seeds. My only complaint is that the flowers and the leaves drop into my other plantings below and on the driveway and it looks messy after a few days when they turn brown.
I can't sweep them up everyday. (I'm 80). It blooms profusely all summer. I water 2 times a week unless it rains. It's in full sun. (Very strong sun here in Miami, Florida). I'm buying one of the pink varieties.
On Apr 18, 2009, nalin1 from New Delhi India (Zone 10a) wrote:
Pudica is a striking-looking neatly growing plant and can be trained to enhance its natural 'umbrella top' look. It can be propagated by branch/stem cuttings after first allowing the cutting to develop a callus as for other plumerias. They can be planted fairly close to each other--4-6 feet apart if the plant is trained with a single stem branch vertical. I also made a triangular planting similar to DT's, but about 5 feet apart--looks very nice. Flowers from early summer to around October; flowers have no fragrance.
On Oct 20, 2008, Dirty_Thumbs from Clearwater, FL wrote:
I had purchased this plant in April 2007 from Home Depot.
It was approximatley 18" tall. 3 Plants in one 1 gal pot. When I planted them, I kept them grouped together, but spaced them 12" apart. To form a triangle.
Today (1 year & 6 months after planting) one of the 3 has grown to 72" tall & the other two are 69" tall. Each one is 32" wide.
I like Plumeria's, but I was drawn to this one for it's White Flowers. There are several other Plumeria's where I live, but I have the only 'pudica' in the neighborhood. I am constantly getting praises on how beautiful it is.
In the winter months, it held up okay. I honestly thought it might have died. But, I know that many plants go into hibernation, so I kept my fingers crossed on this one & sure enough, mid April it started blooming like crazy.
I would like to know how to gather seeds from it. Alot of neighbors have asked me for some seeds.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Grenoble, Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports) Costa Mesa, California La Presa, California Bee Ridge, Florida Big Pine Key, Florida Boca Raton, Florida Clearwater, Florida (2 reports) Duck Key, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida Gulf Gate Estates, Florida Hobe Sound, Florida Indian Harbour Beach, Florida Jacksonville, Florida June Park, Florida Lake City, Florida Largo, Florida Mangonia Park, Florida Miami, Florida (3 reports) Mulberry, Florida Nokomis, Florida Olympia Heights, Florida Palm Aire, Florida Palm Beach, Florida Palm Coast, Florida Pompano Beach, Florida Port Charlotte, Florida Port Saint Lucie, Florida Saint James City, Florida Seminole, Florida Spring Hill, Florida St Petersburg, Florida (2 reports) Sunset, Florida Tampa, Florida Baton Rouge, Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana Lucedale, Mississippi Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Vieques, Puerto Rico (2 reports) Anderson Mill, Texas Corpus Christi, Texas Deer Park, Texas Floresville, Texas Greatwood, Texas La Vernia, Texas Laguna Heights, Texas