Plumeria plants, sometimes referred to as Frangipani and Lei blossoms, are actually tiny trees.
They have a strong fragrance and bloom profusely in a variety of hues, including white, yellow, pink, and red, from spring till October. The large-leaved foliage, which can be either evergreen or deciduous depending on the species, allows these flowers to show out attractively among it.
Tropical trees called plumerias are well-known for their exquisite blossoms, which are used to make leis. Plumerias can be cultivated in containers and moved indoors as the temperature cools in the fall in areas with chilly winters. The Hawaiian lei flower and frangipani have additional popular names. Colorful blooms can be seen on plumeria trees.
The tree itself has a peculiar appearance; the coarse, deciduous leaves, which range in length from 12 to 20 inches, only form clusters at the tips of the thick, sausage-like, rough, grey-green limbs.
With time, the upright, densely packed branches on the trunk take the form of an umbrella or vase. They are somewhat fragile, brittle, and prone to breaking, yet they are often robust unless they are struck or disturbed mechanically. During the winter, the crown briefly loses its leaves, exposing the stubby, coarse-textured branches. When the branches are injured, they release a milky sap.
Tropical trees called plumerias are well-known for their exquisite blossoms, which are used to make leis (floral garlands).