The Plumeria was purchased as sticks. Each stick was about 12 inches long without any leaves, flowers, or even dirt. Just sticks. We followed the directions, placed then in the sun, and last summer it was great to have sticks with leaves. Fall came, the leaves fell off. Winter came and we protected them through the frosts. I am happy to say that with Spring this year, we got more than just leaves!!!
As leaves started to spring up, we saw little branches with bobbles at the ends coming up.
Then the little bobbles turned into little buds. And then grew to about an inch long. and then "boom" all of a sudden the plumeria flowers started to open!