Frangipani or Plumeria

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Clutch, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Anyone else have any experience trying to grow these plants?
    You guys call them Plumeria but we call them Frangipani down here.
    They have a beautiful flower that i hope to enjoy throughout the summer months
    I just bought 2 off our ebay equivalent. They are a tropical plant and are not frost or freeze tolerant.
    We are not tropical although we only get a couple of frosts a year in my city.
    I'll need to monitor any winter cold snap and bring them inside. I will keep them on the deck in the backyard so they will get all day sun....if there is any.
    My initial intention was to plant one in the yard but I'll certainly wait until one is more established before doing so....if at all. I bought 2 so I could gamble with one in the ground and one in a pot to bring inside for cold spells.

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  2. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I've seen them a lot in South Florida, below Orlando/Tampa, but we're too far North for them to survive.
     
  3. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    And I could be too far south. I guess time will tell.
    I googled our recorded coldest ever overnight temperature in my city and at the airport it was 29.84F and locally 27F.
    That could be a worry...although I'm just above sea level being on a small peninsula.
    Anyhow they grow slowly so will be in pots for a few years before I decide to plant one. :)
     
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  4. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    They will lose all their leaves and go dormant during winter.....then you don't water them until spring when the leaves start forming on the ends.
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  5. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    They're all over the place here. Lots of different colors.
     
  6. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Yes they have quite a variety of colors. I think this yellow/white is the easiest to grow. Certainly the most common here.
     
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  7. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    You can't grow them at Lake Arrowhead, California...I know that from a couple of weeks ago!
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  8. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    That's ugly! :eek:
     
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  9. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Apparently they are really easy to grow. I have a friend that is a Hawaiian native, she has a plant here that she brought from the islands, it is about 15' around and about 10' high. She keeps trying to give me a piece of it for my house.
     
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  10. lisa

    lisa Kurt Busch fan

    Pretty. I've heard of plumeria.

    Hyacinth is my favorite flower.
     
  11. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Never heard of them, but if it's too cold for them in North Florida then no way they would grow in Southeast Pennsylvania
     
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  12. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Take it. Yes they grow from cuttings easily.
     
  13. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I will get a piece from her soon. She’s actually in Hawaii right now, she called me before she left.
     
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  14. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Well I bought the 2 plants last summer and have kept them out side all winter with no damage so I'm very happy. In early October a flower stem started forming and finally after 3 months one bud bloomed yesterday!
    It was a long wait but in the end very satisfying......many more are on the way.
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  15. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Absolutely gorgeous, Clutch. Takes my breath away with the beauty.
     
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  16. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    And they have a beautiful scent TRL
     
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  17. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I knew a guy here in Oklahoma that grew banana trees in his back yard. In the fall he would dig them up wrap the root ball in burlap and put them under his house until replanting in spring. It might work to cover it during a cold spell Clutch
     
  18. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Yes,.....some people use frost cloth over them....I just used tough love.....and don't want them coddled ...but yes I'll monitor winter weather for any frosty periods...but they are quite rare
     
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  19. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Nothing should ever be coddled.
     
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  20. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Orianthi Panagaris :D
     
  21. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    She should be coddled?...:)
     
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  22. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    ...perhaps
     
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  23. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Clutch next time you're out I'll try and snap you off a branch or two. I've got several different colors I can scavenge if you want. One of my favorite generic landscape plants for sure.
     
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  24. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I was hopelessly in love with this downunderer in the 70s. Olivia fried what was left of my brain.

     
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  25. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Some very pretty flowers been blooming from this plant. I'm very happy so far and my other plant is about a month away from blooming.
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  26. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Clutch, those are so beautiful they almost don't seem real.
     
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  27. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    They are quite perfect....I see that one fell off overnight.
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