Sought after by many photography-inclined tourists and flower enthusiasts in general, it is good to know what you are getting into before planting your own plumeria trees.
While beautiful with a lovely mild fragrance, plumeria trees are messy. Underneath them at any given time is an array of dead leaves and browning flowers.
Ah, but the flowers are lovely. Most commonly white with a hint of yellow, their fragrance is mild and not overwhelming to the senses. Unfortunately, they are a magnet for flower poachers. Be prepared to find people snagging them by the bagful for their own purposes.
Be sure to use caution as the plant is mildly toxic and can cause irritation when ingested or when the sap comes in contact with sensitive skin.
Greg Stout has over 30 years of experience in the landscape and irrigation industry. Born in Illinois, Greg relocated to Hawaii in the 1970's and has been providing quality design and installation work to the people of Maui since 2000 as the owner of Maui Lawn & Landscape, LLC.