You don’t have to live in the tropics to grow aromatic Hawaiian Lei flowers. Plumeria are well suited to container growing, drought tolerant and due to their minimal foliage they don’t topple in the wind. See care and container size below.
The growth rate of Puu Kahea will vary greatly depending on soil type, sunlight, temperature and other factors. A few leaves are often trimmed prior to shipping to reduce transpiration and travel stress.
When you receive your new Plumeria, there is no need to worry about planting right away. Your new plant can be stored for a while by simply placing it in a bucket with about a half inch of water and moving it to a shady location, simply keep moist. This will give you plenty of time to select the ideal location for your new tropical Plumeria.