Plumeria is still one of the most popular lei in Hawaiʻi. Visitors love the sweet fragrance and bold colors of the flowers. Though commonly associated with the Islands, plumerias are not native to Hawaiʻi. These small trees are endemic to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean and are mostly grown as ornamentals in warm regions. Common names include frangipani, temple tree and melia in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi.
The plumeria flower represents birth and love; spring and new beginnings. It’s an extremely positive and hopeful symbol, so it’s no surprise that it’s extremely popular and adored. In Hawaiian culture, the plumeria can be used to symbolize a woman’s romantic status when worn in the hair. Clip in the hair or on to clothing, as a corsage. Clip on your shoes or sandals for a tropical look!
Foam flowers are white with a yellow center, 4″ inches wide. They have a black clip on the back.