The plumeria tree is a small tree which can resist drought. The flowers have a heavenly scent, which becomes more noticeable during the night. The frangipani flowers have no nectar, and so the attract their pollinators, a type of moths , by their scent and luminous colour.Even the fallen flowers retain the scent.
All parts of the Plumeria tree are poisonous.
The Frangipani is the national flower of Laos, where it is called Champa.