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Rooting Tips for Your Plumeria Cuttings

By RobertB
July 17, 2012

Place your potted plumeria stick on your pool deck or other cement area to let the sun warmed surface keep the container and its precious plumeria stick nice and warm.

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Name: Pegi Putnam
Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
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Samigal
Jul 16, 2012 7:33 PM CST
This is usually what I do when I start to root my cuttings. I've always been told to let them callus over, but I've talked to some who juist stuck the plant in the ground and they grew. I take a little extra time to dip them in water than rooting hormones. Didn't want to take a chance of losing them. My climate is perfect for these tropical beauties. Just got 3 nice cuttings of a beatiful one and I'm about ready to put them in soil. Think I will stick with the perlite and potting soil this time. Thumbs up
Name: Christine
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Jul 17, 2012 10:19 AM CST
Thumbs up Thank you for the great instructions!!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Robert B
Bradenton, Florida (Zone 9b)
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RobertB
Jul 18, 2012 12:21 PM CST
I'm a bit superstitious or maybe just a slave to routine but I go through the same steps time after time and the results have been excellent. I put a piece of coconut tree webbing in the bottom of my pot to keep the dirt in ,fill the pot to the top loosely with the soil mix ,press the plummie stick in about a third the way in. Press the dirt down around the pot edge firming the stick up a bit and it leaves a couple of inches to put river pebbles around the top to hold the plumeria still so not to tear the new root growth.
Funny thing though these plumerias, I have a few sticks that broke and fell behind a royal palm and they rooted right there on top on the ground....go figure! Hilarious!

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Name: Pegi Putnam
Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
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Samigal
Jul 18, 2012 3:11 PM CST
I haven't potted up my recent plumeria cuttings that were given to me, but one large one with an inflo on it has bloomed and it is beautiful. Can't believe it was flowering without being put in soil. I'll stick to the way I've been potting them up too, if it works don't change it. Hilarious! These cuttings are very large, but do have some smaller cuttings in pots. I've read it takes 3 months for the roots to form, I'm not patient.
Name: Robert B
Bradenton, Florida (Zone 9b)
Plumeria to trade!!!
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Region: Gulf Coast Amaryllis The WITWIT Badge Seed Starter
Bromeliad Plant and/or Seed Trader Tropicals Ponds Dog Lover Plumerias
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RobertB
Jul 18, 2012 4:57 PM CST
Hilarious! You just have the "Touch'!! Some folks do, some folks don't ( like me!!) Hilarious!

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