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Here we offer a collection of beautiful images of tropical Plumeria flowers and blossoms, also known as Frangipani as well as Temple Tree.

Please submit your finest most beautiful images and limit your submissions to no more than 2 images per day for a good distribution of artists on each page. All mediums are accepted including the most beautiful Photography, Sketches, Paintings, Watercolour, Digital Art, etc. yet this group gallery will showcase Plumeria exclusively. You are invited to submit your finest and most beautiful images.

Plumeria, common name Frangipani; syn. Himatanthus Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.) is a small genus of 7-8 species native to tropical and subtropical Americas. The genus consists of mainly deciduous shrubs and trees. It produces flowers ranging from yellow to pink to white to a deep red depending on form or cultivar. From Mexico and Central America, Plumeria has spread to all tropical areas of the world, especially Hawai`i, where it grows so abundantly that many people think that it is indigenous here.

The genus, originally spelled Plumiera, is named in honour of the seventeenth-century French botanist Charles Plumier, who traveled to the New World documenting many plant and animal species.

The common name Frangipani comes from an Italian noble family, a sixteenth-century marquess of which invented a plumeria-scented perfume. In Mexico, the Nahuatl (Aztec language) name for this plant is cacalloxochitl which means crow flower. It was used for many medicinal purposes such as salves and ointments. Depending on location, many other common names exist: Kembang Kamboja in Indonesia, Temple Tree or Champa in India, Kalachuchi in the Philippines, Araliya or Pansal Mal in Sri Lanka, Champa in Laos, Lantom or Leelaawadee in Thai.

Many English speakers also simply use the generic name Plumeria. In several Pacific islands, such as Tahiti, Fiji, Hawai`i, Tonga and the Cook Islands Plumeria is used for making leis. In modern Polynesian culture, it can be worn by women to indicate their relationship status over the right ear if seeking a relationship, and over the left if taken. P. alba is the national flower of Nicaragua and Laos, where it is known under the local name Sacuanjoche (Nicaragua) and Champa (Laos). Information Source: Wikipedia

The beautiful Plumeria comes in a wide variety of delightful colours and bloom virtually year round.

Plumeria (Frangipani) also known as the Lei flower, is native to warm tropical areas of the Pacific Islands, Caribbean, South America and Mexico.

Plumerias may grow to be large shrubs or even small trees in the Hawaiian Islands and in mild areas of the U.S on the mainland. In tropical regions, Plumeria may reach a height of 30 to 40 feet and half as wide. They have widely spaced thick succulent branches, round or pointed, long leather, fleshy leaves in clusters near the branch tips.

Plumeria are true tropical flowering trees, also known as Frangipani or the Temple Tree, and the fragrant flowers are often used to make Hawaiian leis. They may be grown in containers, in the ground, or in containers sunk in the ground.

During the months of active growth, ample sun, water and food are essential. Healthy plumeria will bloom regularly and abundantly when they receive at least 6 to 8 hours of full sun per day. They are heavy feeders and will bloom and grow vigorously with enough of the proper foods.

Plumeria love lots of water, but cannot tolerate wet feet, so they must be planted in fast draining soil or in beds with adequate drainage. They are relatively easy to propagate. The fragrance is wonderful with hints of spice and jasmine

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Scott Cameron - The Spirit of Aloha

The Spirit of Aloha

Scott Cameron

Sharon Mau - Plumeria rubra

Plumeria rubra

Sharon Mau

Sharon Mau - Raining Petals

Raining Petals

Sharon Mau

Bruce Nutting - Pink Plumeria

Pink Plumeria

Bruce Nutting

Sharon Mau - Manakai


Sharon Mau

Sharon Mau - Eternal Spring

Eternal Spring

Sharon Mau

Sharon Mau - The Wind of Love

The Wind of Love

Sharon Mau

Karen Nicholson - Pink and Yellow Plumeria

Pink and Yellow Plumeria

Karen Nicholson

Kerri Ligatich - Lit Softly

Lit Softly

Kerri Ligatich

Michele Ross - Smell The Fragrance

Smell The Fragrance

Michele Ross

Kerri Ligatich - Plumeria - Pretty Pink

Plumeria - Pretty Pink

Kerri Ligatich

Adam Johnson - Pink Plumerias

Pink Plumerias

Adam Johnson

Debbie Howden - Vibrant


Debbie Howden

Silvie Gunawan - Plumeria


Silvie Gunawan

Bruce Nutting - Pink Plumeria

Pink Plumeria

Bruce Nutting

Bruce Nutting - Yellow Plumeria

Yellow Plumeria

Bruce Nutting

Susan Duda - Five by Five

Five by Five

Susan Duda

Thomas Woolworth - Butterfly Flowers

Butterfly Flowers

Thomas Woolworth

Vicky Tarcau - Yellow Plumeria

Yellow Plumeria

Vicky Tarcau

Brian Governale - Plumeria Smoothie

Plumeria Smoothie

Brian Governale

David Taylor - Pulmeria


David Taylor

Karon Melillo DeVega - Expressions of Love - Plumeria

Expressions of Love - Plumeria

Karon Melillo DeVega

Sabrina L Ryan - Pink Plumeria Flowers

Pink Plumeria Flowers

Sabrina L Ryan

Brian Harig - Pink Plumeria

Pink Plumeria

Brian Harig

Kirsten Giving - Yellow Plumeria

Yellow Plumeria

Kirsten Giving

Karin  Dawn Kelshall- Best - FRANGIPANGI pulmeria  POEM


Karin Dawn Kelshall- Best

Elaine VanWinkle - Little Dancer

Little Dancer

Elaine VanWinkle

Amornthep Chotchuang - Pink Frangipani Flowers

Pink Frangipani Flowers

Amornthep Chotchuang

Elaine VanWinkle - Promise of Return

Promise of Return

Elaine VanWinkle

Vicky Tarcau - Plumeria


Vicky Tarcau

Lauri Novak - Wet Petals

Wet Petals

Lauri Novak

Karen Nicholson - Best Plumeria

Best Plumeria

Karen Nicholson

Michele Ross - Plumeria Raindrops

Plumeria Raindrops

Michele Ross

Michele Ross - Tiare Lei

Tiare Lei

Michele Ross

Michele Ross - Coconut Cup

Coconut Cup

Michele Ross

Ben and Raisa Gertsberg - Pink Plumeria

Pink Plumeria

Ben and Raisa Gertsberg

Brian Governale - Delicate Plumeria

Delicate Plumeria

Brian Governale

Ann Horn - Plumeria


Ann Horn

Allen Lefever - Heaven Scent

Heaven Scent

Allen Lefever

Allen Lefever - In The Air

In The Air

Allen Lefever

Karin  Dawn Kelshall- Best - Frangipangi   Sold

Frangipangi Sold

Karin Dawn Kelshall- Best

Sharon Mau - Pink Plumeria

Pink Plumeria

Sharon Mau

Ben and Raisa Gertsberg - Pink Plumeria Trio

Pink Plumeria Trio

Ben and Raisa Gertsberg

Karin  Dawn Kelshall- Best - Plumeria- Frangipangi

Plumeria- Frangipangi

Karin Dawn Kelshall- Best