Slow API calls with cloudflare WP plugin

It seems that api.Cloudflare com is quite slow at times.

I’m quite obsessed about not having slow calls and php performance, and I found these via appoptics that show api.Cloudflare com being rather not fast. How can this be improved?
Woud it be removed if I remove the Cloudflare plugin?

Remote Operation Remote Service Url Total Trace
get api.Cloudflare com https api.Cloudflare /client/v4/zones/ID/settings/always_use_https 2.23 sec
get api.Cloudflare com https api.Cloudflare /client/v4/zones/ID/pagerules?status=active 1.85 sec
get api.Cloudflare https api.Cloudflare /client/v4/zones/ID/pagerules?status=active 894.85 ms
get api.Cloudflare com https api.Cloudflare /client/v4/zones/ID/settings/always_use_https 852.36 ms

Cheers

For reference, purge_cache via same api is 200ms - 300ms transaction.