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Plumeria

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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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Sue Melvin - Lemon Yellow Plumeria
Sharon Mau - Plumeria rubra

Plumeria rubra

Sharon Mau

Sharon Mau - My hope carries me . . .
Sharon Mau - Raining Petals

Raining Petals

Sharon Mau

Bruce Nutting - Pink Plumeria

Pink Plumeria

Bruce Nutting

Sharon Mau - Aloha Hawaii Kalama O...
Sharon Mau - Manakai

Manakai

Sharon Mau

Sharon Mau - Eternal Spring

Eternal Spring

Sharon Mau

Lyn Voytershark - Plumeria Frangipani with...
Sharon Mau - Pink Tropical Plumeria...
Sharon Mau - The Wind of Love

The Wind of Love

Sharon Mau

Kerri Ligatich - Lit Softly

Lit Softly

Kerri Ligatich

Karen Nicholson - Pink and Yellow Plumeria

Pink and Yellow Plumeria

Karen Nicholson

Sharon Mau - Enchanting Moments
Kerri Ligatich - Plumeria - Golden Hearts
Sabrina L Ryan - Four Wet Plumeria Flowers
Brian Harig - Three Pink And Yellow...
Michele Ross - Smell The Fragrance

Smell The Fragrance

Michele Ross

Sabrina L Ryan - Three Pretty Plumeria...
Kerri Ligatich - Plumeria - Pretty Pink

Plumeria - Pretty Pink

Kerri Ligatich

Sabrina L Ryan - Blooming Yellow Plumeria
Adam Johnson - Pink Plumerias

Pink Plumerias

Adam Johnson

Debbie Howden - Vibrant

Vibrant

Debbie Howden

Silvie Gunawan - Plumeria

Plumeria

Silvie Gunawan

Brian Harig - Pink and Yellow Plumeria...
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

Sabrina L Ryan - Three Plumeria Flowers...
Karon Melillo DeVega - Plumeria Frangipani...

Plumeria Frangipani...

Karon Melillo DeVega

Thomas Woolworth - Butterfly Flowers

Butterfly Flowers

Thomas Woolworth

Vicky Tarcau - Yellow Plumeria

Yellow Plumeria

Vicky Tarcau

Sharon Mau - Eia ku
Brian Harig - White and Yellow...
Brian Governale - Plumeria Smoothie

Plumeria Smoothie

Brian Governale

Sharon Mau - Na Lei Pua Melia Aloha e...
David Taylor - Pulmeria

Pulmeria

David Taylor

Karon Melillo DeVega - Expressions of Love -...

Expressions of Love -...

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

Mary Deal - Rainbow Plumeria
Karin Best - FRANGIPANGI pulmeria ...
Elaine VanWinkle - Little Dancer

Little Dancer

Elaine VanWinkle

Kerri Ligatich - Plumeria - Black and...
Amornthep Chotchuang - Pink Frangipani Flowers

Pink Frangipani Flowers

Amornthep Chotchuang

Sharon Mau - The Garden of Dreams
Kerri Ligatich - Fragrant White Plumeria
Sharon Mau - Pua Lei Aloha Cherished...
Elaine VanWinkle - Promise of Return

Promise of Return

Elaine VanWinkle

Vicky Tarcau - Plumeria

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

Kerri Ligatich - Plumeria - Pink and...

Plumeria - Pink and...

Kerri Ligatich

Michele Ross - Coconut Cup

Coconut Cup

Michele Ross

Maria Rova - Island Flowers -...
Ben and Raisa Gertsberg - Pink Plumeria

Pink Plumeria

Ben and Raisa Gertsberg

Brian Governale - Delicate Plumeria

Delicate Plumeria

Brian Governale

Sharon Mau - Pink Tropical Plumeria...
Ann Horn - Plumeria

Plumeria

Ann Horn

Sharon Mau - Kaikena Dreams Melia...
Allen Lefever - Heaven Scent

Heaven Scent

Allen Lefever

Allen Lefever - In The Air

In The Air

Allen Lefever

Karin Best - Frangipangi

Frangipangi

Karin Best

Sharon Mau - Na Lei Pua Melia Aloha...
Sharon Mau - He pua laha ole Hau oli...
Sharon Mau - Yellow and White...
Sharon Mau - Aloha Lei Pua Melia...
Ben and Raisa Gertsberg - Pink Plumeria Trio

Pink Plumeria Trio

Ben and Raisa Gertsberg

Sharon Mau - Melia Hae Hawaii Pink...
Sharon Mau - Pua Melia Na Puakea...
Karin Best - Plumeria- Frangipangi
Sharon Mau - Pua Melia Earth Heart
Mary Deal - Playing in the Rain