Flower Photography: Pink Frangipani


Photo taken at Singapore Botanical Gardens

Plumeria (common name Frangipani) is a genus of flowering plants of the family that includes Dogbane: the Apocynaceae. It contains 7-8 species of mainly deciduous shrubs and small trees. They are native to Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America as far south as Brazil but have been spread throughout the world's tropics.

Plumeria species may be easily propagated from cuttings of leafless stem tips in spring. Cuttings are allowed to dry at the base before planting in well-drained soil. Cuttings are particularly susceptible to rot in moist soil. Propagation can also be by tissue culture from cuttings of freshly elongated stems or aseptically germinated seed. Pruning is best accomplished in the winter for deciduous varieties, or when cuttings are desired. ~ Wikipedia

24 comments:

  1. what a very beautiful shot, Che

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  2. Gorgeous flower & very nice shot.

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  3. In Malaysia and Singapore, they call this graveyard flowers. You see them in graveyards of the Muslims. don't know why they grow only this flower. Must ask my Muslim friend from Singapore. Here in NZ, it is liked very much.

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  4. that is so beautiful.. great capture. love the composition

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  5. Such a lovely flower and exquisite color! Wonderful capture, Cher! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

    Sylvia

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  6. That plumeria looks absolutely entrancing! Larry

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  7. beautiful! and they smell good, too.

    Lirio

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  8. Now this is the real frangipani! It smells divine and they use it to decorate flowers for the dead.

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  9. What a pretty flower, - the water droplets add to its beauty!

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  10. Beautiful flower and your photo, too.

    Regards and best wishes

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  11. Beautiful flower with a touch of jewels! Happy weekend, Cher..

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  12. The flowers is beautiful because of you.

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  13. I have several Frangi trees out back
    and they are just now starting to show
    signs of life.. your pink is wonderful.
    Nice shots..
    Sandy

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  14. The site of that pink Frangipani took me back a few years to a Bali conference and a week of sun, great food and loads of fun!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Lovely presentation of this beautiful blossom, Cher.

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  16. You can never imagine how many leis we made while living in Hawaii of this breathtaking flower. You captured it beautifully.
    Have a lovely PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

    ~ GIVEAWAY ends 3/15 ~

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  17. Beautiful photo.

    Regards and best wishes

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  18. What a lovely flower. I have never seen them. I am sure they would not grow here but would love having one.

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  19. I just left you a comment...and it was wrong!!! I had two pages open at the same time...the phone rang and I commented the wrong comment!!!
    I am so sorry!!!
    please delete the stupid one!!! lol
    I love the photos you shared this week!!! It is a beautiful plant!
    I am just so happy to have the chance to visit here today!! Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all could tour each friday's flaunting gardens together and in person? I would love it!
    I wish I had more time to visit all of my favorites everytime you post!
    Thank you so much for linking in and sharing your post with my party today!
    I have shared your post this week with the Tootsie Time Facebook page.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
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  20. psstttt such beautiful pink petals "cherrifically" shot as always!

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