How to Draw a Frangipani Tree

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Frangipani Tree in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Frangipani Tree.

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How to Draw a Frangipani Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First draw the roots with lines shaped like chicken feet.

Step 2: In this step draw the trunk by drawing the right line within a bend in the middle. Then draw the left line in a smiliar way, but leave two spaces near the top to add branches.

Step 3: Now draw the branches going towards the left side coming out of the spaces on the trunk.

Step 4: In this step draw the leaves by first drawing flower shaped leaves with five to ten petals. Then draw dashes inbetween the leaves to fill it in.

Step 5: Lastly draw the flowers by making large spots in the middle of a few leaves.

Interesting Facts about Frangipani Trees

Frangipani Trees are a flowering tree that grows in the Caribbean and Central America. The leaves are long, dark green, and tough like leather. The flowers are a 5 petal bloom with a yellow center. They grow in clusters and have a very sweet smell. Sometimes they are pink, but most of the time they are white. A Frangipani Tree grows to 5 or 6 meters tall.

Did you know?

  • Better known as “Plumeria.”
  • Flower necklaces called “Leis” are made out of Frangipani flowers.
  • If a Frangipani Tree is cut it releases a sticky sap. This sap is poisonous to humans.
  • Frangipani trees won’t burn unless the fire is more than 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In India, the Frangipani is the symbol of immortality.
  • In the Caribbean, the leaves of a Frangipani Tree are used as a medical wrap for sores, cuts, and bruises.
  • Frangipani flowers are a popular scent for perfumes, hand lotions, and burning oils.
  • In World War 2, superstitious sailors would toss lei into the ocean as they shipped out to war. If the lei washed ashore, it meant the sailor would come home. If it floated back to the ship, it meant the sailor would die during his tour.

Activity: Gather up some straws, yarn, and silk flowers without a center. Cut the straw into pieces, and then make your own leis. Push a silk bloom onto a piece of drinking straw. Then string the pieces together with the yarn. Tie it together and wear as a necklace.