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Plumeria ruba 'Plastic Pink' - Plastic Pink Plumeria

Plumeria ruba 'Plastic Pink' - Plastic Pink Plumeria (Plumeria ruba 'Plastic Pink' - Plastic Pink Plumeria)

Milky, this is my Plastic Pink Plumeria that's about 8 feet / 2.5 meters tall in my backyard in the ground. Notice how few flowers it should have hundreds of flowers at this size. What do you think? Photo was taken from the second level of my house in Sept. 2008.

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It looks very healthy Andy, and Im sad its not flowering for you, Do you feed with a very high potassium to encourage flowering?....of course you do, your my Guru,...I have just googled the question "why does my Plumeria not flower" and it seems that there are quite a few people around the California/New Mexico area, that are struggling to get flowers on them this year.? Could it be just Climate change affecting them?.....I wish I could give you an answer Andy, but you know far more about them than I. If you were not treating it right, it wouldn't look so healthy.........

29 Apr, 2009



It actually flowers...just so few flowers at a time.

I feed it with orchid food -- very high-bloom 0-55-55...maybe I just need to feed it more often. I'll do that this Spring. What's so that there's so many trees in my neighborhood which bloom profusely...these trees don't receive water or fertilizer. Maybe I should just neglect it.

Plumeria trees only grow widely in the *ground outside all year in the U.S.: in Southern California, extreme South Texas and South Florida. Plumeria don't start blooming until early June in Southern California....and they can sporatically bloom into January depending the the variety and weather.

*Many Plumeria trees are planted outside in the ground from Spring - early Fall in areas of the U.S. and then dug out of the ground to be store in a basement or cool garage (not below freezing though) for the Winter.

29 Apr, 2009


Ha ......but you cant neglect something you love Andy......Maybe the extra feed will do it good.... This just seems to be one species, that requires the ultimate patience. Im sure in the end you will be rewarded. I really envy you, having them grow native where you are..............I would just love to see an inflo, and I would get so excited..............I am feeding with Hawaiian Superbloom 10 52 10 and Superthrive, which is recommended by Plumeriauk., and hoping that its getting all the nutrients it needs.

29 Apr, 2009


I have no experience whatever with Plumeria...but I do know that there are some native perennials which are set back by fertilization!! could this be the reason?

30 Apr, 2009



It's actually not the's the variety 'Plastic Pink'. Most of my Plumeria varieties bloom profusely every year. However, I'm going to give the "Plastic Pink" extra feedings this year...and see what happens. I noticed it had 2 new flower spikes on the tree today...I'll see how quickly the flowers open.


Plumeria species/varieties usually like fertile soil...however, the many trees in my area are not fertilized or even watered in the Summer, when we receive no rain or very little if any.

30 Apr, 2009

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