Plumeria flowers are really beautiful tropical flowers that grow on deciduous shrubs and trees, known as frangipani. There are many different types of plumeria flowers. They come in a variety of color, size and fragrance.
Plumeria flowers are the most common flowers to be found in Hawaii. The Plumeria flower is often used in leis, and it is very recognizable for visitors to Hawaii.
The Plumeria flower has from 3 to 4 inches across, waxy, heavy textured, curled petals in a star formation. The petals are teardrop-shaped, widely separated and tipped back.The plumeria flowers are generally white and large yellow centered, but sometimes they are multi-colored. These magnificent tropical flowers also may be cream, yellow, pink, red and multiple pastels.The beautiful tropical flowers have gentle and sweet fragrance.They are most fragrant at night.
Plumeria blooms in spring and through all the summer months producing new blooms everyday.
This magnificent tropical flower is native to warm tropical areas of Mexico, Venezuela, the Pacific islands, Caribbean and Central America. In the United States the Plumeria flower is grown abundantly in Hawaii and Florida.
Originally Plumeria flowers were used by people as ornamental at funerals and cemeteries. Today Plumeria is grown as an ornamental around the world. In cold climates the flowering plant can be grown idoors.
The beauty and delicasy of these tropical flowers have made them one of the most popular flowers among florists and customers. This tropical flower is the most commonly used Hawaiian wedding and beach party flower. Residents of Hawaii use plumeria leis for popular occasions such as birthdays, graduations, weddings, funerals, retirement parties, and bridal showers.
Plumeria flowers are also widely used for making scents and perfumes. The substances released by this tropical flower are used as main ingredients in lotions and creams. Additionally, the beautiful blooms used in art, jewelry and as decorations. Also getting a plumeria tattoo is very popular these days among tattoo enthisiasts.
In different cultures the Plumeria flower has different meanings. Generally the Plumeria flower symbolizes life, the arrival of spring, timeless beauty and re-creationg of the nature. The plumeria tattoo symbolizes warmth, friendship and love.
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