The flower of the frangipani (Plumeria)

The flower of the frangipani (Plumeria)

Frangipani flower in many colors

There are different types of frangipani. The umbel-shaped flower can be colored white, yellow or red.

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If you plan to use cuttings from a frangipani to grow new plants, keep in mind that yellow and white species are more likely to take root than red varieties.

When the frangipani is not developing flowers

If the frangipani is not blooming, you may have overdone fertilizing. You may only fertilize the plant until the beginning of the flowering period. After that, she will not get any fertilizer for four to six months because she needs a long break. Too many nutrients will make the Frangipani lazy.

Premature bud decline

  • Too dark location
  • too cool
  • frequent change of location
  • Pest infestation

If the frangipani flowers fall off before they have opened, care or location errors are responsible.

A Frangipani needs a lot of light and also tolerates direct sunlight very well. If it is too dark, no flowers will form. The temperatures at the location must not be lower than 15 degrees - even at night!

The buds will also fall off prematurely if you move the plumeria too often. If possible, find a place where it can stay for a long time.


When a frangipani first flowers depends on whether it was grown from seeds or cuttings. Cuttings from cuttings often bloom in the first year, while you have to wait up to five years for plants propagated from seeds to bloom.