Planting Yellow Plumerias


Yellow plumeria, sometimes called yellow frangipani, is a deciduous tree native to the subtropical regions of the Americas. It is a member of the family Apocynaceae. The procedure for planting a yellow plumeria is the same as for all colored varieties. Yellow plumeria can range in color from bright and muted solids, to having red and white throats, and plumeria also comes in a vast array of colors other than yellow. Planting and growing it is relatively easy, and even a novice gardener should have success.

Step 1

Plant the yellow plumeria outdoors only if you live in zones 9 or 10. Grow the plumeria in a container if you live in areas prone to frosts and freezes.

Step 2

Select an area in your garden that receives at least four hours of direct sunlight each day. Yellow plumeria will not bloom if planted in totally shady conditions. Choose an area that drains very well, as they do not like soggy conditions.

Step 3

Consider the size of the yellow plumeria at maturity when selecting a site. Choose an area that allows the plant to grow up to 10 feet tall, with the same width.

Step 4

Rid the planting site of any vegetation or weeds. Keep a section of 2 feet in diameter around the plumeria's trunk, weed free at all times.

Step 5

Amend the planting site with compost or peat. Work the organic material into the existing soil.

Step 6

Dig a hole two times larger than the plumeria's root ball, but no deeper. Remove the plant from its container, being careful not to injure the root system. Place the tree into the hole and fill it in halfway. Pack the soil down firmly around the tree's base. Fill in the remainder of the plating site with soil and pack down firmly again.

Step 7

Water the plumeria well. Continue a watering schedule of twice per week for the first three weeks after planting. Cut back to once per week, thereafter, until fall. Cut the watering back to once per month during winter.

Things You'll Need

  • Shovel
  • Compost
  • Peat


  • Growing Plumeria
  • U.S. Hardiness Zone Map
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