Plumeria forum: Plumeria rooting in water

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Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Jul 28, 2012 9:29 PM CST
A few weeks ago my Yellow Jack was blown over by strong winds from storms here, and unfortunately one of the branches broke off that had a blooming inflo. I decided to put the broken branch in water to enjoy the blooms, and didn't mind if it didn't make it. This is the first year that this plant has bloomed since I started it from a cutting years ago, so I was just being selfish in wanting to enjoy the blooms.

I went on vacation and came back a week later, and the branch in water is putting out roots. Is this typical for a plumeria to root in water? I've always read that cuttings should be allowed to form a callous before potting it up.

This morning, I found my white pudica knocked over, with 2 broken branches, one of which has an inflo. The leaves were drooping, so there's no telling how long it had been damaged. I cut off the bottom of the stems and placed them in water, and within an hour the stems had perked up. Luckily the lone surviving branch on the plant also has an inflo, so if the branches in water don't make it, I'll hopefully get to see the blooms on the plant.

I would greatly appreciate comments on the water rooting. BTW, this white pudica is from Mike's co-op last summer, and it was growing extremely well until it got damaged this week.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 29, 2012 5:23 AM CST

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A lady in California used to water root all her cuttings. I have never managed to be successful with it.
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chefmike92
Jul 29, 2012 9:56 AM CST
I have read and herd of it also But i tried it just last week it helped rehydrate the cutting BUT the end started to rot and i lost the cutting..... You know some people have good luck with different methods. It is not the normal or most used way of doing it but it works for you then thats great. It is not one i would recommend due to my failures but it is amazing how meny different people are trying different ways of rooting. For the most part i have only had luck with letting the cutting callous and rooting in soil with out much or any water. I guess im old fashioned. I tend to stick to what i know especially if i am spending money on the cuttings.

there is no 100% true way to root. i would love to hear how this one fairs. Please let us know and pics are great!!
Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Jul 29, 2012 4:34 PM CST
Hey Mike, here is Jellow Jack blooming, showing where the stem broke off several weeks ago, and the stem rooting in water. I sorry that you lost your stem to rot that you tried to water root. No sign of rot on this stem so far, I'll probably pot it up this week. Annette




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Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Jul 29, 2012 4:40 PM CST
Here's the Bridal white pudica that I found broken yesterday, and the 2 broken stems in water. They seem pretty happy right now, if I see any evidence of rot, I'll remove them from the water, dip them in rooting hormone, and allow them to callous before planting. I used your soil recipie on the cuttings from the co-op last year, and the rooted cuttings have taken beautifully, and I may have to move them up to larger pots.


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Dutchlady1
Jul 29, 2012 4:59 PM CST

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The lady in California that used to water root added some colloidal silver to the water, it seemed to help...
Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Jul 29, 2012 5:25 PM CST
It just so happens that I have some. Silver is supposed to be an antibacterial. Do you know the amount she recommends Hetty? Annette

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 29, 2012 6:18 PM CST

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I really don't.... maybe google it?

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