Hawaii is home to some of the most exotic plumerias in the world. Reputed to awaken the senses with their colors, fragrances, shapes and foliage, plumeria blossoms require delicate care and skill. Flora enthusiasts will find a plethora of information here about different types of plumeria, asexual propagation, rooting and media structures, cultivation, pest and weed control hybridization, cross-pollination, collecting and more.
For island visitors, tips on taking home plumeria cuttings are included. For serious gardeners and botanists, the art and scientific techniques involved with hybrids, as well as naming and registration of these new varieties, are discussed in a special section. Presenting over thirty years of botanical experience and personal discovery by author and plumeria expert Jim Little, along with special diagrams and over 200 full-color images, this book is for anyone who is enamored by plumerias and is interested in growing their own blossoms.