FIVE FACTS ABOUT PLUMERIA
- Plumeria is related to the Oleander
- It’s common name is Frangipani
- Both possess poisonous, milky sap (similar to Euphorbia among them the Poinsettia)
- 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 was simply…No, but I will soon. Then last fall a couple bought 3 pieces of my artwork, which were all tropical in nature.
Of course she asked the famous question. And I promptly answered…no, but I will soon.
OK I finally did it. The painting…Plumeria I White. (I knew there were more in sight)
DO YOU HAVE A PAIR OF PLUMERIA?
That became the next most often asked question. It didn’t take very long and then there was Plumeria III Pink.
Now there are a pair of Plumeria paintings and that’s just how people are buying them.
OK so you want to know … where is Plumeria II painting? That is another story, for another time.
Where Can I Buy Your Plumeria Prints?
How to make a Plumeria LEI
If you love Plumerias, then here’s what you need in order 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