Plumeria Grafting

Jun 11, 2017

Apparently grafted plumeria trees bloom in a variety of colors. That’s an interesting idea. But how does one graft?

Diana Donnellan leads a hands-on workshop “exploring both the mechanics of grafting as well as best practices” on June 17. Donnellan will show on the grove’s demonstration trees examples of “good” grafting and “bad” grafting, which shall be discussed in-depth.

Some reasons for grafting plumeria, or Frangipani, thanks to Florida Colors Nursery, is that a grafted cutting will bloom sooner than a newly rooted cutting, and grafted blooms are normal, whereas newly rooted cuttings may create an inferior flower called a root bloom.

Grafted plumeria survival rates are higher than rooted cuttings and “a single plumeria tree can have multiple varieties grafted onto it forming a multi variety tree.”¹ Now that would be impressive to be able to pull off—and show off.





Plumeria Grafting Workshop
Saturday, June 17th, 10 a.m.-noon
The Arboretum, Rotunda, Tallac Knoll
301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 91007
Cost: $25, members; $35, non-members
Register by calling 1.626.821.4623
Or pay at the class
For more info, visit


¹ “Why We Graft Plumeria,”, April 29, 2016.







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