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Darwin Blood Frangipani in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Plumeria rubra var. rubra

 

Darwin Blood Frangipani

Plumeria are tropical natives, and the fragrant flowers are used to make a traditional Hawaiian lei. The plants have thick stems, and the leaves are leathery. The 5-petalled flowers come in an array of colours. In cooler climates, plumeria are grown in containers, as they will not tolerate cold. They require a minimum of 6 hours of full sunlight a day in order to reach its potential in growth and flower quality. Darwin Blood Frangipani has blood red flowers that become even more fragrant once picked. Late season bloomer.

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plant Features
  • Darwin Blood Frangipani likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Darwin Blood Frangipani likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Darwin Blood Frangipani is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Darwin Blood Frangipani likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Darwin Blood Frangipani

Latin name

Plumeria rubra var. rubra

type

Flowering plant

family

Apocynaceae

ph

5.0 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Darwin Blood Frangipani likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Darwin Blood Frangipani is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Darwin Blood Frangipani likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Darwin Blood Frangipani likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Darwin Blood Frangipani is 3.00meters x 6.00meters 3.00 M 6.00 M

Plumeria rubra var. rubra

Plumeria are tropical natives, and the fragrant flowers are used to make a traditional Hawaiian lei. The plants have thick stems, and the leaves are leathery. The 5-petalled flowers come in an array of colours. In cooler climates, plumeria are grown in containers, as they will not tolerate cold. They require a minimum of 6 hours of full sunlight a day in order to reach its potential in growth and flower quality. Darwin Blood Frangipani has blood red flowers that become even more fragrant once picked. Late season bloomer.


Propagation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plumeria species may be propagated easily from cuttings of leafless stem tips in spring. Cuttings are allowed to dry at the base before planting in well-drained soil. Cuttings are particularly susceptible to rot in moist soil.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plumeria are not tolerant of cold and must be protected. Therefore, they should be container grown in colder regions. In areas that may be warm most of the time but still fairly prone to cold winters, the plant can be dug up and overwintered indoors. Alternatively, you can sink container grown plumerias in the ground, bringing them indoors once the temperatures begin to drop in fall. Once warmer temps return in spring, you can return the plants back outdoors. When growing plumeria plants in pots, use a coarse, well-draining potting mix—cactus mix or perlite and sand should be fine.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plumeria species may be propagated easily from cuttings of leafless stem tips in spring. Cuttings are allowed to dry at the base before planting in well-drained soil. Cuttings are particularly susceptible to rot in moist soil.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plumeria are not tolerant of cold and must be protected. Therefore, they should be container grown in colder regions. In areas that may be warm most of the time but still fairly prone to cold winters, the plant can be dug up and overwintered indoors. Alternatively, you can sink container grown plumerias in the ground, bringing them indoors once the temperatures begin to drop in fall. Once warmer temps return in spring, you can return the plants back outdoors. When growing plumeria plants in pots, use a coarse, well-draining potting mix—cactus mix or perlite and sand should be fine.

 
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