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Plumeria 'Scott Pratt'


Plumeria 'Scott Pratt'

Family Name: Apocynaceae
Common Name: Frangipani, 鸡蛋花

Plumeria 'Scott Pratt' is a cultivar which can reach up to 8 m tall. It produces abundant dark red flowers throughout the year. It is widely cultivated for its ornamental and scented flowers.


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Tree
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Plant Shape Irregular
Maximum Height 8 m


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
Local Conservation Status Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a tree which can reach up to 8 m tall. All plant parts produce white sap when injured.
Foliage The leaves are elliptic, green and leathery. They tend to cluster at the end of the branches.
Flowers Flowers are dark red with purple-black veins radiating from the centre. Each flower measures about 7 cm in diameter. The petals are narrow and have a dark red band on the underside. The flowers have a sweet scent.
Etymology The genus is named after French botanist, Charles Plumier, who contributed significantly to the botanical exploration of the Caribbean and Central America in the late 17th century. The common name, frangipani, is from the name of an Italian nobleman who produced a perfume with similar fragrance to plumeria flowers.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant (Flowers)
Landscape Uses General, Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Container Planting
Thematic Landscaping Fragrant / Aromatherapy Garden
Usage Hazard - Cons Irritant - Sap

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Moderate
Rootzone Tolerance Drought Tolerant, Well-Drained Soils
Diseases Root rot can infect plants planted in poorly-drained soils. In Singapore, this cultivar is susceptible to mealy bug infestations and secondary infection of black sooty mold. It is also susceptible to rust fungus disease which infects the leaves.
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Seed, Stem Cutting (Softwood, Semi-Hardwood), Grafting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth, Leathery
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Venation Pinnate / Net
Foliar Margin Entire

Non - Foliar and Storage

Trunk Type (Non Palm) Woody
Specialised Storage Organ(s) Underground

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Red
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Terminal
Flower Symmetry Radial
Flowering Period Free-Flowering
Flower Size 7 cm

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Master ID 30276
Species ID 4585
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Species record last updated on: 11 October 2023.