Plumeria forum: Plumeria Watering Question

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 24, 2012 2:21 PM CST
I know now that young Plumeria are sensitive to over watering. My plumeria are in pots. How tall/old should they be where they can be freely left in the rain. Living in the Houston area, sometimes we got some torrential downpours and I worry about over watering.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 24, 2012 2:50 PM CST

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Good question!

1. make sure they are in a very well draining mix
2. given that you have taken care of 1. they can be out in the rain without any problem, unless it is also COLD (like you get those miserable Houston two week winters where it rains at 45 degrees - that is death to plumeria...)

Happy growing!
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 24, 2012 3:14 PM CST
Thanks, Hetty. All the plumeria will all have a cozy place in the house come 40*. How tall do they have to be before I can just leave them out unprotected from the rain. In particular, I have one established 8" pink NOID and one established 18" orange NOID in pots with well draining soil. Do I have to worry about how much water they get now?
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Name: Michael Hicks
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chefmike92
Aug 24, 2012 3:28 PM CST
she should answer but let me take a shot to see if i know

its not so much that they are larger when the temp gets that low they stop growing to go dormit and stop using water the roots will start to rot if the soil remains wet. I THINK...LOL
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Dutchlady1
Aug 24, 2012 3:48 PM CST

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I agree

Size doesn t matter. In this case Hilarious!
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 24, 2012 4:25 PM CST
Oh, OK. I thought I had to protect young ones from too much water even in the summer? No? No worries on cold protection. They will be protected and babied in the winter months along with my 27 speed bike. Thumbs up
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chefmike92
Aug 24, 2012 5:22 PM CST
as long as they have rooted and have great draining soil your ok if your trying to root them then it might have some bad effects
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 25, 2012 4:42 AM CST

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I agree
Name: John Perilloux
Norco, LA (Zone 8b)
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jperilloux
Aug 28, 2012 1:33 PM CST
ShadyGreenThumb said:Oh, OK. I thought I had to protect young ones from too much water even in the summer? No?


If you have a heavy, poorly-draining soil, over-watering is definitely a problem. I use a mixture of 2/3 potting soil or cactus mix and 1/3 Perlite, and this works very well. In fact, when it gets into the 90s, you can water every two days with this mixture without problems.

Name: Michael Hicks
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chefmike92
Aug 28, 2012 2:22 PM CST
I use my own mix of potting mix and 50 % per lite and as soon as they are rooted its fine until temps start going down we get rain everyday and they love it

the key is well draining soil and warm temps and they rooted already

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