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Plumeria 'Singapore'

Plumeria 'Singapore'  (Plumeria 'Singapore')

This is my Singapore Plumeria which I've had since 1996. Unfortunately, I think it's going to die. It's never completely recovered from the severe heat wave of Sept. of 2012 when it literally fried! Photo taken Oct. 20, 2010.

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Oh that's such a pity... These are such exquisite plants when in flower - and the perfume is heavenly :o))) Many years ago I was given seeds, but they didn't come to anything :o(

11 Feb, 2014


Delonix, we have 5 plumerias in our yeard here but they do not have any flowers or leaves yet. They look sort of funny bare. I did see some in the village blooming though.
Sorry about your Singapore.

11 Feb, 2014



Thanks! Yes, I'm so upset about my Singapore Plumeria! It would be blooming now (because of the very hot weather we've had in Dec and Jan) if it wasn't dying...because this species and variety of Plumeria is evergreen and bloom whenever the weather is warm to hot. Luckily, Plumeria trees are common here.

11 Feb, 2014



I wish I could say: I only have 5 Plumerias trees in my yard! LOL! I four trees in the ground and dozens of others in pots.

Do you see many Plumeria obtusa 'Singapore' trees there?
I do know Plumeria rubra is native to Mexico. I'm guessing they're everywhere. P. rubra is the most commonly grown Plumeria tree outdoors here in San Diego. They're all dormant here, now. The earliest P. rubra will bloom is usually in April (I did see some trees blooming through January, due to the hot weather, though).

11 Feb, 2014


I suspect that they are P.rubras. We might not see them blooming then, although it is quite hot here at the moment. 80f in the shade. These are all in the ground ....mature trees.
We will be back on the island in April looking after our rhododendrons and magnolias.

11 Feb, 2014


I'm guessing most are P. rubra; however, there's most likely some P. obtusa 'Singapore' trees, also. The Singapore plumeria tree is more tropical and is evergreen. It typically likes more water and can bloom all year long in the tropics.

I just realized today, my large 10' (3.2m) tall by 12' (4m) wide Plumeria tree in the ground has many emerging flower spikes. This is really early for my Plastic Pink Plumeria to develop flower spikes.

12 Feb, 2014


Sorry to hear that Andy

12 Feb, 2014



Thanks! I'm very sad about it! It's more for sentimental reasons. My friend sent this plant as a cutting to me from Hilo, Hawaii...and I named it after my friend.

13 Feb, 2014


I just ordered a cutting in March..and it now is a triple brancher. What a great looking plant they are. Very glossy foliage.
I've kept P.rubra outdoors since 1999. Palmbob has said the P.obtusum is a bit more hardy. What's been your experience?

31 Aug, 2014


Plumeria obtusa 'Singapore' is a much more tropical and evergreen shrub or tree. However, it would bloom anytime of the year here. That's whenever the weather was warm to hot (which can happen in January).

31 Aug, 2014


Well,I would be very pleased if it was a large potted plant someday. If we have any deep cold- time to cover it.

2 Sep, 2014

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