Plumeria, Frangipani
Plumeria rubra 'Indonesian Rainbow'

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Plumeria (ploo-MEER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: rubra (ROO-bruh) (Info)
Cultivar: Indonesian Rainbow
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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:

Pink

Red

Orange

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

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:

6.6 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 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

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:

Lake Worth, Florida

Naples, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 27, 2009, ooodaddyo1 from Lake Worth, FL wrote:

I love my Frangipani/Plumeria/Hawaiian Lei, whatever you want to call it. I bought mine at Home Depot several years back and planted it in my front yard. It was green and leafy and bloomed for a brief period that first year. I was horrified in the winter when every leaf turned brown and fell to the ground. I was sure I had murdered it somehow. But I discovered that unlike most other plants in Florida, it goes through a period of "hibernation". Early the next year, the leaf buds started appearing and I was ecstatic. When the flowers bloom, the scent is intoxicatingly heady. A breeze will send the perfume across the yard and it is spectacular. The flowers are white with yellow throats and are delicate and gorgeous. Last year it had a bad case of "rust" and I thought I would lose th... read more

Positive

On Feb 12, 2005, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a small to medium shrub or tree, like most or all Frangipanis. This is a rare variety that has beautiful 'Rainbow' flowers. It grows well in zones 9b through 11. For more information, see http://www.exoticplumeria.com.