Plumeria Tropical Flowers

“Plumeria tropical flowers are the most common here in Hawaii.
Also known as Frangipani they blossom on trees practically year round.”

One of the things I love about Hawaii is the flowers. I’ve always been enchanted by the beautiful colors they possess.

Yellow Plumeria seem to be the most common flower used to make leis. The red Plumeria in this photo is so vibrant. This picture has not been manipulated in any way. This white Plumeria and the pink one above were both shot on Nappapo Rd.

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This yellow hibiscus photo was taken in our yard. We have lots of pink and yellow hibiscus in our yard. The yellow hibiscus is the Hawaii stateflower.

You can buy Anthurium at the local farmers market just like these. Mix them with a couple birds of paradise and you have arrangement you see in the above center picture.

It’s amazing how easy Plumeria grows here in Hawaii, you just bust off a branch and stick it in the ground and the next thing you know you have tree.

It took over 5 years to bloom, but the Camellia will grow here in Kona. In the 8th year it started having multiple blooms.

Camellia flower


  1. Great plumeria pics! I saw the camellia flower on your Facebook page for this website and I was impressed. I used to grow them in northern California and consider them the most aristocratic of plants. The foliage is a deep green and makes a good hedge. However, they grow VERY slowly. In all the visits I made to the Big Island before moving here I had never seen any camellias blooming. Camelllia sinensis (common green or black tea, the beverage) is becoming the rage in Hamakua and east Hawaii, but it’s so laborious to grow and the flowers insignificant that I wanted to plant this ornamental type (japonica) instead. Some very old, flowering camellia plants can be found at the Japanese Buddhist missions, but that’s the only place I’ve seen them. I was disappointed that local retail nurseries hardly ever sell them. The climate in Kona is PERFECT for camellias; some smart nurseryman ought to feature them!

    • Thanks for your comments Bob. You’re right about being slow growing for sure. Ours didn’t even think about blooming for the first 5 years.

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