Plumeria species may be propagated easily 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.
In order to get the most from a plumeria plant with respect to growth, size, blooms, and scent. There is a fine balance that must be maintained.
Ideally a plumeria is in its element when it can have plenty of sun and appropriate water. So as to maintain soil moistness just above a state of dryness.
In Persian the name is "yas" or "yasmin". In India, the name is "champa" or "chafa", in Telugu "Deva ganneru" (divine nerium), in Manipuri "Khagi Leihao" . In Hawaii the name is "melia". Although common usage is still "plumeria".
In Sri Lanka it is referred to as araliya and in English as the Temple Tree. In Cantonese, it is known as 'gaai daan fa' or the 'egg yolk flower' tree.
The name 'Leelawadee' (originating from Thai) is found occasionally. In Indonesia where the flower has been commonly associated with Balinese culture, is known as "Kamboja". Plumeria smells stronger in the night in order to attract insects for pollination.
The crafty Plumeria has no nectar, but virtuously mimics nectar-producing flowers. Poor pollinators go from flower to flower refusing to believe they are fooled and she gets what needed.
A flower in India Plumeria has been used as the treatment for itches and fevers. It is believed that Mayan people added it for skin treatments.