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White frangipani

The Plumeria pudica Jacq. (1760) is native to Panama, Colombia and Venezuela. Evergreen or semi-deciduous plant, it appears as a shrub or as a tree of small or average size, with compact foliage which slightly expands with the shape of a cone, which can reach about the 5 metres of height; it has rather thin stems, grey in the older part, dark green in the younger one, and leaves with the typical “arrow” shape (oblong-spatulate) up to about 30 cm of length, of a glossy dark green colour. Terminal inflorescences with showy flowers, bisexual, funnel-shaped, with a diameter of 7-8 cm, with petals of a candid white colour with yellow fauces, inodorous.  Plant of great ornamental value, thanks to its copious blooming with a dazzling flowerage, which lasts, in the tropics, for 6-8 months per year and its typical foliage. Rather sensible to low temperatures plant, if outside from the tropical and subtropical zones, it must be cultivated in pot, in order to be sheltered in winter in a luminous space which temperatures which are not to get lower than 12-14°C, and to be replaced in open location in spring, possibly exposed towards the south, as it needs at least 6-8 hours of sun per day in order to give a good blooming.

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