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If you were to ask me what I like most about flowers, I will tell you, they make me happy. They are beautiful to look at. Have you ever seen someone gaze upon a beautiful flower and stay in a bad mood? NEVER! Flowers, lift our spirits, they can change our mood, they make us happy and it is the one way, that we can tell someone we love them, simply by handing them a flower. Please follow me on my journey through the Belize rain forest jungle, to explore all the different flowers there are to see. I sincerely hope you enjoy my series entitled "Flowers of Belize".
The Plumeria, is commonly called Frangipani, and includes 7-8 different species of flowering plants. It is a native flower to the country of Belize.
The Plumiera flower, is named in honor of a French botanist Charles Plumier, who traveled to America and named many species of plants and animals. Moreover, the name “Frangipani” comes from Marquis Frangipani who invented a perfume for gloves and the scent of the flower has the resemblance to ‘Frangipani perfume’.
There are 5 petals on each flower, arranged in a spiraling circle. They usually grow on branches with very few leaves and are marked by an extreme fragrance. The flower is available in white, yellow and pink color from the month of December to April.
The Plumeria or Frangipani (as it is called) are distinctive flowers which are generally sold as individual flowers by most vendors. These flowers are beautiful when they are placed on top of water and float. You do not refrigerate these flowers and care should be taken to immediately place them in water.
In addition to this, the Plumeria or Frangipani cuttings should be allowed to dry before planting them in the soil, because they are susceptible to rot in moist soil.
THE PLUMERIA FLOWER, IS TYPICALLY THE FLOWER YOU WILL SEE IN SOMEONE'S HAIR. We love these flowers, as they represent the true beauty of the tropical rain forests of Belize.