Plumeria (Frangipani) is a tropical plant native to Central America and Mexico, popular for its exceptionally fragrant, waxy blooms and attractive dark green foliage. This plant is available in a wide range of colors, including pink, orange, coral and even creamy yellow. Plumerias are not overly fussy, but they are unable to withstand freezing temperatures, so it's best to grow this plant in a container if you live in zone 9 or below.
Mix one part each perlite, sand and peat moss. Fill an 8- to 10-inch potting container 3/4 of the way with the mixture. Make sure the pot you choose has drainage holes, as plumeria is susceptible to root rot if the soil remains too moist.
Plant the plumeria at the same level it was growing in its original container. Pat the soil down well to remove air pockets and water until the potting mixture feels moist, but not soggy.
Place your pot of plumeria in a location outdoors that receives sun at least six hours every day.
Water whenever the top inch of soil feels dry. During the hot summer months it may be necessary to water every day.
Fertilize with a 10-15-10 fertilizer every two weeks throughout the growing season. Stop fertilizing in late August when the plant is preparing for dormancy.
Reduce watering in early fall when the leaves begin to drop off the plant. Cease watering completely once the leaves are gone. If you live in an area that experiences freezing winter temperatures bring the plumeria plant indoors for the winter.
Begin watering regularly again in early spring. Once all danger of frost has passed for your area you can move the plumeria plant back outdoors and begin fertilizing again.