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The Singapore graveyard flower

Plumeria obtusa, the Singapore graveyard flower, is a species of the genus Plumeria (Apocynaceae). It is native to the West Indies including Bahamas; southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Florida. but widely cultivated for its ornamental and fragrant flowers around the world, where suitably warm climate exists. The large shrub grows from 5-10m tall (c.12–25 ft)



  • Category Plumeria
  • Families Apocynaceae
  • Genus Plumeria
  • Species obtusa
  • Geographical Area of Origin Central America
  • Climatic Zones Tropical USDA 11
  • Habit Shrub
  • Leaves Semi-evergreen
  • Colore Foglie Verde
  • Flowering Period June / July / August / September
  • Flower Simple flower
  • Colore Fiori Giallo   Bianco
  • Favorite soil Sub-acid / medium acid / Middle-Dough / Medium soil
  • Water needs Medium
  • Light Exposure Full light / Full sun / Medium shade / Half shade
  • Form Tree
  • Colore Frutti Marrone
  • Parfumed yes
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