About The Plumeria Database

There is a wide variety of named plumeria cultivars, with over 400 registered varieties and more than 4,000 named ones. The Plumeria Society of America, Inc. serves as the authorized organization for registering plumeria varieties.

One of the challenges in accurately identifying plumerias is that they can be propagated, sold, or gifted under incorrect or made-up names. These alternative names then become associated with the proper name of a particular plumeria. This issue arises due to various reasons, including variations in flower appearance when grown in different regions around the world. Factors like sunlight, water, and fertilizer can also impact the growth habit of plumerias, further complicating their identification.

Unfortunately, some hobbyists and sellers may not prioritize the proper identification of plumeria cultivars. This can lead to confusion and inconsistencies in the naming and labeling of these plants. As a result, it becomes more challenging to determine the correct name of a plumeria.

The Plumeria Society of America, Inc., and other knowledgeable plumeria enthusiasts can provide valuable guidance and expertise in identifying plumeria varieties. Their experience and understanding of the plants can help in navigating the complexities and inconsistencies associated with plumeria names and characteristics.

We’re not trying to offer everything you need to positively identify a plumeria! We are simply trying to offer you enough information to know which plumeria(s) to compare for the proper identification.

The Plumeria Database is a depository for plumeria information

A comprehensive resource managed by plumeria enthusiasts, offering standardized information about plumeria worldwide. The database includes various details such as names, species, cultivars, abstracts, characteristics, images, care information, references, and web links.

The primary objective of the Plumeria Database is to promote the characteristics of different plumeria varieties, aiding in their identification. However, it also encourages academic, educational, and general use of the information it provides. By offering a centralized repository of plumeria-related data, the database aims to minimize name duplication and facilitate the exchange of information on an international scale.

Such a resource can be valuable not only for plumeria enthusiasts but also for researchers, educators, and anyone interested in learning more about plumeria. It serves as a platform for sharing knowledge and fostering a better understanding of these beautiful plants.

If you are looking to identify a particular plumeria or simply want to explore the world of plumerias, consulting the Plumeria Database can be a helpful starting point. It provides a wealth of information that can assist in different aspects, from identification to care and cultivation.

Plumeria Propagation

The Plumeria Database also provides extensive information on the propagation of plumeria. Plumerias are indeed known for their relatively easy propagation, and having detailed explanations of different propagation methods can be immensely helpful for plumeria enthusiasts.

The success of propagation methods can vary depending on factors such as growing conditions, locations, and the time of year. By explaining each method in detail, the database can provide a comprehensive understanding of how and why a particular propagation method might or might not work for individuals.

Understanding the intricacies of various propagation techniques can empower plumeria growers to choose the most suitable method for their specific circumstances. Whether it’s through cuttings, grafting, or other techniques, the Plumeria Database can provide valuable insights into the best practices for successfully propagating plumeria plants.

If you are interested in propagating plumeria or expanding your knowledge on the subject, referring to the information available in the Plumeria Database would be a valuable resource.

How to keep your plumeria healthy

Maintaining the health of your plumeria plants is indeed crucial for their success and longevity. With the abundance of information available, it can be challenging to determine what practices will work best for your specific circumstances. The Plumeria Database aims to address these concerns by providing valuable information on various aspects of plumeria care.

Proper nutrition is essential for the well-being of plumeria, and the database can offer guidance on how to provide them with the necessary nutrients. It may include information on soil preparation, fertilizer recommendations, and the importance of balanced nutrition for optimal growth and flowering.

Protecting plumeria from diseases and insects is another vital aspect of their care. The database can provide insights into common diseases, pests, and preventive measures to keep your plants healthy. It may cover topics such as identifying signs of diseases or pest infestations, appropriate treatments, and proactive strategies for minimizing risks.

Selecting the right plumeria for your garden is a significant consideration as well. The Plumeria Database may offer insights into different plumeria varieties, their characteristics, and suitable growing conditions. This information can help you make informed choices when adding plumerias to your garden, considering factors like climate compatibility, size, and flower characteristics.

By providing information on these and other relevant topics, the Plumeria Database aims to equip plumeria enthusiasts with the knowledge necessary to care for their plants effectively. It serves as a valuable resource for understanding the best practices and considerations for maintaining healthy and thriving plumeria plants in different gardening environments.

Plumeria Collections

The Plumeria Database has a dedicated section called “Plumeria Collections” to recognize and showcase the contributions of various growers to the plumeria community. By featuring descriptions and photo galleries of their plumeria introductions or hybrids, the database acknowledges the efforts and results of these dedicated individuals.

The inclusion of historic collections like the Moragne Collection and Thornton Collection, as well as notable growers such as Florida Colors Nursery, Jim Little Farms, and Jungle Jack Plumeria, highlights the diversity and significance of contributions to the plumeria world.

Additionally, the database aims to include collections from smaller growers, such as the Norwood Collection, Ford Collection, and Herzog Collection, recognizing that contributions come from enthusiasts at all levels.

The Plumeria Collection section is a continuous work in progress, with the intention to expand and add more collections in the future. This openness to including new collections and additional information reflects the collaborative and community-driven nature of the Plumeria Database.

If you have your own plumeria collection or have additional information to contribute, you are encouraged to join the effort and add your collection to the Plumeria Database. By doing so, you can contribute to the collective knowledge and appreciation of plumerias while connecting with fellow enthusiasts.

Overall, the Plumeria Collection section serves as a platform to celebrate the accomplishments of plumeria growers and fosters the exchange of information, thereby enriching the plumeria community as a whole.

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Founding members of The Plumeria Database

Tex Norwood – On Facebook, Diana Donnellan – On Facebook
Mike Atkinson – On Facebook, Mark Wright – On Facebook

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