The Exotic Plumeria

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Real Estate Agent with Coastal Properties Group International

The Exotic PlumeriaToday I took my husband over to The Exotic Plumeria, a plumeria nursery in Seffner, Florida - just east of Tampa, and about a 40 minute drive from St Petersburg.

Some of the plumeria in my yard came from this nursery, but I'd never been over to see it.

Yes, here in Florida, they grow over 200 varieties of plumeria! They even ship to Hawaii, believe it or not.

They sell wholesale and retail, from cutting to trees twice as tall as I am.

Alan Bunch, whose interest turned to a hobby to a business to a passion, was there and he as well as all the employees were helpful and knowledgeable.

The plumeria, also called the Frangipani in the Caribbean, grows well here in the Tampa Bay area.

Talk about stress relief - at the end of the day, before dark, I enjoy walking around our small yard with George (my husband) and seeing new blossoms, and watching the head of a pin become a beautiful flower.

No, sadly, it's not like Hawaii. The fragrance doesn't envelop you throughout the garden, and you don't have extensive groves to walk through, with plumeria everywhere. It is nice, though, to drive home and in several yards along my street so see the plumeria, multi colored, in many shapes. On one street I even drive by a tree with red, pink AND yellow blossoms  -  ok, when you look closely you see that there are actually three trees planted close together, and that their branches intertwine so that it LOOKS like one tree with multiple colors.

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Sharon Simms
CIPS CRS CLHMS CRB RSPS
Coastal Properties Group
CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate
238 Beach Drive NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701
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Wow! Wow! Wow!! Those are gorgeous and you take such a beautiful photograph of them. I can almost smell them!

June 19, 2008 03:05 PM
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Sharon Simms
St. Pete FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
Coastal Properties Group International

Plumeria at The Exotic PlumeriaAloha, Randy. I too was surprised to find plumeria shipped from Florida to Hawaii. I think they have some trees in Maui where they take cuttings, then bring them here to root, then ship them back. I have no idea why they'd do that, and it may be only for certain varieties, of which they have over 200.

William - it does take years to grow the trees (i.e., flowers) and it must take hours to string them all. You can order leis through The Exotic Plumeria for $25 each, including shipping from Hawaii, minimum of 5 leis.

Lynda - there you go again. It's the people, their heart and soul, that truly add the meaning.

Chris - I love their choice of words. Out of the mouths of babes!

Bill - it was wonderful to see - so much better than choosing from a catalogue. I must admit I was a wee bit disappointed, though - I had hoped for groves/gardens like I had experienced in Hawaii.

Jeff - I love looking at them, in nurseries, in gardens, in yards - even on my table.

Linda - thanks! Just because of your comment, I added another photo.

June 19, 2008 05:26 PM
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Sharon, THANKS!!  These are so pretty!

June 19, 2008 05:53 PM
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Sharon Simms
St. Pete FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
Coastal Properties Group International

You're most welcome, Linda!

June 19, 2008 08:15 PM
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I live in Virginia Beach and brought back a couple clippings, I bought on the Island of Oahu. They are about 3 1/2 feet tall now and live outside from spring to fall. I enjoy the beautiful flowers. I just hate them going dormant in the winter...

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