If you have ever visited Hawaii, the mere scent of a plumeria flower will bring memories of that trip. Plumeria is a tropical flowering tree, sometimes called frangipani, that can reach heights of 30 to 40 feet. Depending upon species, the flower can be white, yellow, pink, fuschia or a mixture of these colors. The plumeria cutting, generally a 12-inch long, thick leafless stick, should be planted in the spring.
Mix 2 parts perlite and 1 part peat moss. Pour it into the planting pot to within 1 inch of the rim.
Measure the cutting and place a mark 4 inches from the bottom.
Dip the bottom 1 inch of the cutting into a cup of water and then into the rooting hormone. Tap the cutting gently to remove any excess hormone.
Push the cutting into the soil until the mark is even with the rim of the pot. Press the soil firmly around the cutting.
Add the pea gravel to the pot and press it firmly with your hands.
Water slowly until the excess runs from the bottom of the pot. Place the pot in a sunny location. Do not water again until the soil is dry. The cutting should have a fully developed root ball within 90 days.