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Plumeria rubra 'California Sunset' - California Sunset Plumeria


Plumeria rubra 'California Sunset'  - California Sunset Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'California Sunset'  - California Sunset Plumeria)

A night photo of my California Sunset Plumeria. It smells especially fragrant at night. Photo taken August 1, 2012.



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heavenly...i wish we had smelly vision now...lol

8 Aug, 2012

 

Yes, that would be terrific! :>)

8 Aug, 2012

 

Your plumeria look very healthy & full of blooming. Not like my plumeria it leaves look so pale & droopy do to the super hot weather recently, eventhough I did watering it full of water until it drain completely, also before I go sleep I spray it stem with a little more water.

13 Aug, 2012

 

Sometimes too much water can cause the leaves to droop and yellow. Too much tlc to a plumeria can kill it. I've done this myself, many times. The plant can be misted; however, the soil should be left to get pretty dry before the next watering (especially in plastic pots). I grow most of my plumerias in terra cotta pots...they dry out faster and breathe.

13 Aug, 2012

 

Wish I could see this for real......your so lucky Andy.........

13 Aug, 2012

 

Milky:

I wish your plumerias would bloom like this...one day they will. :>)

The colors on this plumeria are brighter than ever with this intense heatwave we've been experiencing.

14 Aug, 2012

 

That is what I did which is left the soil pretty dry like about 3-4 days to rewater the soil, but I did mist the plant twice a day but the leaves look unhappy, droopy, very light green (like the color of baby banana leaves) instead of dark green, some time a certain area on the leaves turn black & crunchy then felt off.
Delonix1 do know what happen to my plumeria leaves? My plumeria is planted in a black nursery plastic pot.

16 Aug, 2012

 

Most of the time plumeria plants are grown in greenhouses. So the plant must adapt to the outdoor conditions. It sound like it need to have a little shade until it gets sun-hardy. What I do for a newly purchased plumeria is change to the soil to a faster-draining medium and put it into a terracotta pot.

16 Aug, 2012

 

The person sold me my plumeria said that it have been always kept outdoor w/o protection even in Winter.
I did add more cactus & palm soil, a lot more perlite with it old soil that already in the pot & repoted it into a bigger black plastic nursery pot right away after I brought it home.
I thought that the terracotta & clay pot will hold up the water that will be giving plumeria wet feet. Is it right Delonix1?

19 Aug, 2012

 

Actually terracotta pots let the soil breathe. It's much better for a plumeria than a plastic pot.

Check out this website...it has lots of good information.

http://www.socalplumeriasociety.com/resources/plantCare.html

19 Aug, 2012

 

Thank you Delonix1.

19 Aug, 2012

 

Absolutely stunning colours .

30 May, 2017

 

Thanks. :>)

I need to purchase a new plant. This one a casualty of the severe 6 year drought.

1 Jun, 2017

 

I hope you find another easy such a shame its become a casualty through drought.

1 Jun, 2017

 

It's a widely grown Plumeria here. It was developed here in Southern California.

2 Jun, 2017

 

Thats good to know at least you will have no difficulty finding another then.

2 Jun, 2017

 

Yes, it's commonly available. I think it can be somewhat pricey, though.

3 Jun, 2017

 

What a shame I found this one not sure if this is cheap enough for you. You can get 10 per cent off if order today it says.

https://www.bakker.com/en-gb/p/temple-tree-frangipani-M45742

3 Jun, 2017

 

Thanks for the website. I may just wait until the big Plumeria sale here in Balboa Park. It's a gigantic plumeria sale done by the Plumeria Society. One used to be able to get really good deals on the last days of the sale.

4 Jun, 2017

 

That's great they have sales there you will be taking a chance then leaving it until last. You will have to do what the woman do here when they want a dress or item of clothing they find the best in their size and hide it on another rail in amongst other clothes lol

4 Jun, 2017

 

Unfortunately, it would work for a plumeria. There's many sellers (most Plumeria Society members). They watch their plant like a hawk. All the plumeria are tagged because they the people taking the money give it to the correct person after the sale.

5 Jun, 2017

 

So its not like sales here then its a Pulmeria society sale from other plant breeders.

6 Jun, 2017

 

Yes, it's many sellers (or enthusiasts) who belong to the Plumeria Society, generally. There's some really interesting plumeria varieties for sale. It's every Labor Day Weekend in Balboa Park, San Diego.

7 Jun, 2017

 

Thats wonderful I would love to go and see them a day out then for you interesting about unusuall varieties.

7 Jun, 2017

 

When it first started about 17 years ago. It used to be a smaller sale. Now, it's so extremely busy. It's a madhouse! The horticulture building in Balboa Park isn't big enough for the Plumeria sale, anymore. I'm guessing eventually it'll have to be held in a bigger building.

7 Jun, 2017

 

So it shows its becoming more wanted then. I hope you get one from the sale one you want.

7 Jun, 2017

 

Oh yes, Plumeria trees are extremely popular here. So many varieties being hybridized these days. They've always been popular because of their drought tolerance especially in the ground. Now, there's so many varieties in multi-colors, oranges, reds, pinks, white, yellow, peach and it goes on-and-on.

8 Jun, 2017

 

Thats great you can have so many colours now though being hybridized .

8 Jun, 2017

 

Yes, it's amazing the amount of colors that can be achieved through hybridization.

8 Jun, 2017

 

Do they loose scent like roses do and do they grow as well. being hybridized.

8 Jun, 2017

 

Sometimes the fragrance is stronger or sweeter on the hybrids. All varieties are hybrids.

9 Jun, 2017

 

Thats interesting to know they are stonger and sweeter . So none of them are natural I thought these were native to Hawai'i

9 Jun, 2017

 

Most species of Plumeria are native the North American Tropics. The Caribbean and Mexico and part of Central America and a very few to South America.

Many Plumerias have been hybridized in Hawaii...however, a lot here in California, also.

9 Jun, 2017

 

I always thought north America was a colder climate interesting though. So they are not originally from Hawai'i .

10 Jun, 2017

 

North America is huge, it encompasses so many climates, from arctic in the north to tropical in the south.

12 Jun, 2017

 

Is that Canada North America that our Queen owns .

http://www.whoownstheworld.com/canada/

I did nt realise the south had tropical weather if so is that where the tornadoes are I know thats where torando alley is in a part of Canada is it there where they have tropical weather.

12 Jun, 2017

 

North America consists all of Canada, The U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. Mexico, the Carribean have a lot of tropical regions.

14 Jun, 2017

 

Ugh Mexico and Caribbean North ? Of United States of America how do they make that out when on the globe map its south of the United States of America and the Caribbean is to the right strange way of teaching you all over there.

14 Jun, 2017

 

Yes, they're all part of North America. If you look a map North America is all landmass North of Central America.

15 Jun, 2017

 

I shall take a look thank you Andy.

15 Jun, 2017

 

You're welcome. :>))

16 Jun, 2017

 

:o))

16 Jun, 2017



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