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Frangipani Unknown Variety
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Photographed: In Crown Point, Tobago, in 2018.
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Frangipani Unknown variety
  Benefits:
From:
The Caribbean and Central America
Photographed:  In our garden at our former home in Montserrat
Planting and Care: As with all frangipanis, it will be at its best planted in full sun. Frangipanis are tough, being resistant to drought and even to salt air. They'll even take a bit of shade in stride.
Text and Photographs Copyrighted ©krika.com 2008 and ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2013
 
Frangipani Plumeria acuminata
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Photographed:   In a neighbor's yard in Montserrat.
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Text and Photograph Copyrighted ©krika.com 2008 
 
**White Evergreen Frangipani, Singapore Plumeria Plumeria obtusa
This is an exceptionally beautiful small bushy tree capable of reaching a height of about 24 feet. Its leaves are deep green and more leathery than is usual in frangipanis and they remain on the plant almost all year. When the do fall, they are replaced very quickly so you never have the bare stems usual with other frangipanis. It has lovely flowers all year.  Benefits and Risks: The white sap of this plant is toxic.
From:
Mexico and Central America
Photographed:   In our garden at our former home in Montserrat
Planting and Care: Though the evergreen frangipani will tolerate some shade, ours grew in full sun and it was thriving. This variety needs a little more rainfall than other members of the family, but in all the years ours was growing it depended exclusively on rainfall. We were often off island during some of the hot summer drought periods and it did just fine.
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One of the pests to watch for is the Pseudosphinx_tetrio caterpillar. They are spectacular to look at as you can see in the photographs, but with the capacity to grow to six inches, better not to wait. Hand pick them off whenever you see them or they’ll ravage the new leaves on your frangipani. These caterpillars also like to eat yellow allamanda, Allamanda cathartica, but I think they prefer frangipani. Watch for very large dark brown moths in the garden. Eliminating these moths that have a five inch wingspan will prevent the next stage in their life cycle, the voracious frangipani caterpillar.
Photographed: Below on the left in Crown Point, Tobago, in 2018 and on the right in the garden of our former home in Montserrat.
Text & Photographs ©Krika.com 2008/2010 and ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2018
 
 **Frangipani Tree Variety Unknown
Flourishing in full sun, many of the odd-looking frangipani plants lose all of their leaves every year for several months. Shorn of its leaves, the frangipani rests and finally blooms with fragrant, velvety, very showy flowers. These are the blooms used in making leis in Hawaii. In Mexico the flowers are joined in long strands as decorations on religious holidays. We had several at our former home in Montserrat and one in our former home in Taxco, Mexico. Most members of this family rarely grow more than fifteen feet tall, but this odd member of the family grows almost as a normal small tree and has long thin leaves.
Benefits: The sticky white sap is poisonous, but I have read that it may be used externally to get rid of warts.
From: The frangipani is native to southern Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America.
Photographed: In all areas of our garden at our former home in Montserrat.
Bridal Bouquet, Bridal Bouquet, White Frangipani, Fiddle Leaf Plumeria, Wild plumeria Plumeria pudica
This is a very unusual member of the plumeria family as it blooms almost year round and it never sheds its leaves. That alone would make it very appealing, but its leaves are also striking and the flowers are truly as beautiful as they are plentiful.
Photographed: In Crown Point, Tobago, in 2017.
Planting and Care:
The ideal situation for this plant is in full sun, but it will also tolerate a bit of shade. It is fast growing; it will grow to the size of a small tree in no time at all. As if all of that were not enough to recommend it, it is resistant to many of the pests that can affect other frangipanis and it will handily adapt to dry periods.
Text Copyrighted ©KO 2010 and photographs ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2018
 
**White Frangipani Plumeria alba
  Benefits:
From:
The Caribbean and Central America
Photographed:  In our garden at our former home in Montserrat
Planting and Care: As with all frangipanis, it will be at its best planted in full sun. Frangipanis are tough, being resistant to drought and even to salt air. They'll even take a bit of shade in stride.
Text and Photographs Copyrighted ©krika.com 2008 and ©GreenGardeningCookingCuring.com 2013
 

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