Frangipanis originate from South America. Early ocean travellers considered frangipani plants to be attractive so frangipanis were transported all round the world. Frangipanis grow well and look stunning in warm climates so their numbers have increased rapidly in tropical countries. With their beautiful and wide range of flower colour combinations, pleasant fragrances and suitability to the climate, frangipanis are a common selection for tropical holiday areas. They are so common places like Hawaii and Fiji that many people associate frangipanis with tropical islands more than South America.