Plumeria is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. Most species are deciduous shrubs or small trees. The tropical species are indigenous to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, and as far south as Brazil, but are grown as cosmopolitan ornamentals in warm regions. Common names for plants in the genus vary widely but Frangipani or variations on that theme are the most common.
April is still the dry season here in Central Florida with few rainy days and lots of blue skies.
The other day in late afternoon, I was enjoying a beautiful sky and my flowers. The red hibiscus has beautiful flowers almost daily.
Today the star of the show today is first frangipani (plumeria) blooms of the season.
Just like tropical hibiscus, each bloom only lasts one day, but the plant is a prolific bloomer during late spring through the summer.
The majority of the country can only grow these tropical beauties as potted plants that are brought inside during their dormant stage from autumn until spring. The plant requires at least 6 hours of sunlight to prosper and bloom.
I hope you enjoyed our short visit to my garden here in Central Florida.
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