First Frangipani Blooms of 2020

The white frangipani (Plumeria alba) is a deciduous plumeria tree that is native to tropical areas 


(Plumeria plants (Plumeria sp), which are also known as Lei flowers and Frangipani, are actually small trees that are native to tropical regions (zone 10 and 11) . It is one of the plants used for leis in Hawaii. It is popular here in Central Florida (zone 9B); we are semi-tropical with tropical weather most of the time. When I first moved here, I tried to find plants that could handle the occasional freeze, but nearly all of them could not take a full Florida sun.  I wasted a lot of money for the first 4 years buying plants that died.  According to the garden section at Lowe’s , “there is full sun plants and full Florida sun.”  So I bought more tropical plants that love the sun and were easy to grow. Read More