5 Things about Plumeria flowers

Plumeria White Square

Plumeria I Square


  1. Plumeria is related to the Oleander
  2. It’s common name is Frangipani
  3. Both possess poisonous, milky sap (similar to Euphorbia among them the Poinsettia)
  4. Flowers are most fragrant at night in order to lure sphinx moths to pollinate them. The flowers have no nectar , and simply dupe their pollinators as they move from flower to flower in their fruitless search for nectar.

AND THE BIG NUMBER 5… It’s the flower most requested by people at my street fair booth.

Every week, without fail, I get asked, “Do you have a painting of Plumeria?“ And weekly for about 5 years, my answer is simply…No.

Three weeks ago, a couple bought 3 pieces of my artwork, which were all tropical in nature. And of course she asked the famous question. And I promptly answered…no, but I will soon.

Today I did. This is Plumeria I, from the Plumeria Series (the rest are on the drawing board.)

PLUMERIA I – Greeting Card     

 Plumeria I Greeting Card

If you  love Plumerias, then here’s what you need to make a Plumeria LEI

  • Jar of Vaseline
  • 6″ or 12″ Lei needle or…
  • ( 3″ or 4″ Upholstery needle, buy smallest Diameter.)
  • 4 to 8 Pound Fishing Line or strong thread.
  • 50 to 60 Plumeria Flowers
  • One 1 Gallon Ziplock bag
  • Measuring Tape

Now go to Plumeria 101 and learn to make a Lei Step by Step