Plant Care Plumeria Obtusa

Plumeria Obtusa

Also known as

Singapore Graveyard Flower, Singapore Graveyard Flower and Singapore plumeria


Plumeria obtusa

How to care for Plumeria Obtusa

💦 Water

How often to water your Plumeria Obtusa

Water needs for Plumeria Obtusa
0.5 cups
every 12

Plumeria Obtusa needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Plumeria Obtusa

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Singapore Graveyard Flower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Plumeria Obtusa: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Plumeria Obtusa love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Plumeria Obtusa does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Plumeria Obtusa in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Plumeria Obtusa

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Plumeria Obtusa: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Plumeria Obtusa after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Plumeria Obtusa is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Singapore Graveyard Flower →

Common Singapore Graveyard Flower Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Plumeria Obtusa thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Singapore Graveyard Flower Water Frequency →

Singapore Graveyard Flower Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Plumeria Obtusa requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Singapore Graveyard Flower Light Requirements →

Singapore Graveyard Flower Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

💨 Humidity

Plumeria Obtusa prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Singapore Graveyard Flower Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Plumeria Obtusa is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Singapore Graveyard Flower →

When and How to Successfully Repot Singapore Graveyard Flower →

💩 Fertilizer

Plumeria Obtusa grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Plumeria Obtusa to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.

🌎 Native Region

Plumeria Obtusa is native to Southwest United States to South America and the Caribbean.

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Plumeria Obtusa will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Singapore Graveyard Flower →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Plumeria Obtusa can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Singapore Graveyard Flower Temperature Tolerance →

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.

Care Summary for Plumeria Obtusa

Plumeria Obtusa

Plumeria Obtusa

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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