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Mystery Plumeria


Mystery Plumeria started blooming indoors in my home in Chicago on January 31, 2013.

You may ask why I call it Mystery Plumeria……..

Many times plumeria plants which for whatever reason couldn’t be listed by name were referred to as “UNK“, meaning unknown.

Reasons that plumeria plants cannot be listed by name include loss of name tags or they were bought color coded like the one plumeria plant shown in the picture.

I received this plumeria with other cuttings which were color coded. The cuttings originated in Central America and were given to me by my dear friend Bob Fisher who is an enthusiastic plumeria aficionado and has been growing plumerias for many years in Florida.

One plumeria grower wrote me that she prefers the term “Mystery” over UNK and I happily agreed.

Since this time I call any plumeria that is unidentifiable Mystery Plumeria.

Copyright © Bob Walsh 2013

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Lovely blog Bog these are so pretty .

I have never grown these beauties.

Thank you for sharing.

13 Feb, 2013


Lucky you. My indoor Plumeria set flower buds but at the last minute turned black and dropped.

13 Feb, 2013


Beautiful mystery Plumeria! My 10ft tall Plastic Pink Plumeria has flowers very similar to this one. I still question till today if it's actually a Plastic Pink Plumeria variety because the flowers are darker than the 'Plastic Pink' flowers I've seen on the internet.

25 Jun, 2013

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