Plumeria pudica: Bridal bouquet

Family: Apocynaceae
Common name: Wild plumeria, Bridal bouquet, Fiddle leaf plumeria

The slim, lanky cousin from Plumeria family, this plant definitely looks like a bridal bouquet. It has long slender trunks that branch close to the ground and then spread upwards. Each branch has spoon-shaped or fiddle-shaped leaves, giving it the name fiddle leaf plumeria, and a bunch of white flowers at the tip of each branch.

The plant looks like it has a beautiful, pure white bridal bouquet at the tip of each branch. The plants bloom vigorously in good sunlight and moderate growing conditions.

Plumeria obtusa is a close relative, that has very similar flowers but different leaves. Plumeria obtusa, also called Frangipani can become large branching trees, and also has a variety of flower colors.

The flower are white with light yellowish coloring towards the center, with no fragrance. Wild plumeria plants are drought-resistant and can go without water for many days. The stems and leaves contain a white sap, which is toxic.

Propagation is from stem cuttings

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