Plumeria obtusa 'Dwarf Singapore Pink'

The highly-fragrant flowers of this bush are often used to make leis.

Scientific classification:

Kingdom:  Plantae
Division:  Angiosperms
Class:  Eudicots
Order:  Gentianales
Family:  Apocynaceae
Genus:  Plumeria
Species:  obtusa
Cultivar:  'Dwarf Singapore Pink'


Natural habitat and growing conditions:

Native to Central America, this evergreen species requires constant warmth and water, unlike the other species in Plumeria which go dormant during dry or cooler weather. A well-drained potting mix works best; the plant does not appreciate being over-watered.

Plumeria obtusa Dwarf Singapore Pink

Notes of interest:

  • Individual inflorescences can produce dozens of flowers over many months.
  • This dwarf form of the species can be more easily grown to an impressive specimen in a manageable-size pot.