Comments on: Horticulturalist is partial to plumeria The magazine of the University of Hawai'i System Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:11:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: dp goyal Wed, 11 May 2011 17:03:07 +0000 how many variety is available in Plumeria

By: Hawaiian Heritage Plants | bread + buttercups Wed, 23 Feb 2011 20:15:11 +0000 [...] Plumeria: Similarly to hibiscus, plumeria is a lovely addition to many leis, but is actually native to Mexico, Venuzuela, and Central America. [...]

By: Evie Davidson Mon, 08 Nov 2010 01:25:33 +0000 You probably don’t remember me, but I was a member of the class of E-town’ 58, then Evie Kraybill. I found your article very interesting, and my daughter who spent a good deal of time in Hawaii and loves plumeria said I should follow up on your Email, so here it is. As I have lived in Palo Alto, CA for over 40 years, I’ve gone back to PA fairly often while my parents were still alive but haven’t done so since the 50th reunion, which, in fact, was quite fun. I do keep in frequent contact with Janet Myers as well so am reasonably up to date on the goings on there. It seems the work you do must be quite interesting and of course living in such a beautiful place certainly has it’s benefits. It’s nice to see that you’re doing so well. Evie Davidson

By: Diana (Eagle) Way Sun, 07 Nov 2010 21:27:23 +0000 Richard,
Very interesting article. You’ve come a long way from West Hummelstown Street.
Diana (Eagle) Way

By: Cheryl Ernst Fri, 29 Oct 2010 21:27:48 +0000 Oʻahu Master Gardeners provided this response to Liz Hood’s question about plumeria care:

Thank you so much for contacting the Oahu Master Gardener program. Here is a link to a UH publication from the College of tropical ag on plumerias. <> I think the publication will be helpful in providing you with answers on how to best care for your plumerias. So nice to hear that aloha is growing in North Carolina!

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By: George Crouchet Mon, 25 Oct 2010 23:05:42 +0000 Rich,
I just completed reading your article. As usual, I learned a few new facts about our favorite plant: origin of Celadine, release dates of some of my favorite cultivars, etc.
Thanks for sharing your vast knowledge with the world. I am sure this will encourage some novice growers to add to their collections by starting seeds or purchasing cuttings or rooted plants.
George Crouchet

By: Cheryl Ernst Mon, 25 Oct 2010 19:16:26 +0000 Aloha, Liz Hood

We have forwarded your request for information on plumeria care to Oahu Master Gardeners.

Best wishes
Cheryl Ernst, Mālamalama editor

By: Liz Hood Mon, 25 Oct 2010 17:07:01 +0000 Dear Dr. Criley,
I grew up in Ft. Myers, Florida with frangipani (all around the outside of our house), as we Florida crackers call it. I have lived in Salisbury, NC for the past 39 years. My husband took pity on me years ago as I missed my Fla. trees and plants and ordered a small pink plumeria for me. It lived seveal years then died. I later acquired a white one which is now probably 20 years old. It lives in a fairly larged container that I move in and out each fall and winter. I have a yellow one that has smaller blooms and slightly diferent shaped petals. I have 3 large plants and 3 small ones having given away several over the summer.I have gifted numerous friends with the new plants after prunning and letting them take root.
How often should they be fertilized when they live under such condtions? What percentage of nitrogen, etc should be used for best blooming and tree conditions? My trees are in the usual turn yellow drop condition right now. That has happened every year I have had them here. Is that normal for container grown plumeria? They are outside from May till September, early October here. How long each day should the grow light be on them for longer blooming time? The bloom behind my ear is my trademark as a singer–yes, even in NC! When it finishes blooming I have to resort to hair clips I created from silk flowers–but no frangiapani– to have the trademark flower.
Incidentally, my husband got his MA in art from UH. He studied mural painting under Dr. Jean Charlot. Our son graduated from Chaminade and still lives in Honolulu doing renovation/construction though his degree is Broadcast Communication/English Lit!
Any help greatly appreciated!
Liz Hood
(Mrs. Walter Hood)