Plumeria forum: Is there a small leaf variety?

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Name: Mike
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johnsonm08
Sep 8, 2012 8:15 PM CST
Hi,
I'm just becoming interested in Plumeria, and wondering if there is a variety that has small leaves? Or maybe which one has the smallest leaves?
Thanks
Mike

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moonie
Sep 8, 2012 10:47 PM CST
The Dwarf Singapores have smaller leaves. Nice dark evergreen leaves. For me they are semi-evergreen.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 9, 2012 4:19 AM CST

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Indeed, Dwarf Pink Singapore has leaves about 4-5 inches long.Thumb of 2012-09-09/Dutchlady1/2798ee
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drdawg
Sep 9, 2012 8:05 AM CST
Hetty, doesn't the pudica have very small leaves with its fairly small, white flowers? By the way, the ones you sent me are doing well and all are in bloom. I will have to begin forcing all my plumeria to go dormant in about a month.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 9, 2012 9:19 AM CST

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The leaves on a Plumeria pudica mature plant are not particularly small.
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drdawg
Sep 9, 2012 10:09 AM CST
Okey, dokey. The plants you sent have very small leaves. I guess next year, when they are replanted, the leaves will be larger.

Just pulled up and unpotted all my tomato plants. I had 16-18 of them and it was time to recapture my raised garden. My compost pile is now full. I will be planting 4-6 dozen gourmet garlic cloves that I will grow organically. I will harvest the large bulbs in early May, let them hang to dry for a couple of weeks, and then sell them from the middle of May through June, or until I run out. Planting time for them will be in mid-October, but I have to amend the soil and give it time to settle.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 9, 2012 10:50 AM CST

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Newly rooted cuttings will not have big leaves.
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chefmike92
Sep 12, 2012 8:29 PM CST
I agree I agree most of my pudica from you Hetty are bigger then i thought but i sure love the difference in the shape of them they are more narrow wouldnt you say?

Mike why are you worried about the size of leaves due to space?

Hetty
I was told bu a not so experienced plumeria person that said you can keep cutting older leaves off the plumeria and leave 4 on each tip that seems like in the growing season that is not very many leaves your thoughts ??

the Thailand cross "pink pudica" looks like the leaves are about 1/2 the size of most my plumeria BUT the dwarf sing. is 1/3 the size of that even.
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Dutchlady1
Sep 13, 2012 4:30 AM CST

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Mike you are right about the size of the leaves of the New Srisupakorn (aka Pink Pudica) and Dwarf Singapore Pink..

I have never heard that nonsense about cutting off all but 4 of the leaves... why on earth??
Name: Mike
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johnsonm08
Sep 13, 2012 8:42 AM CST
Hi,
Thanks for all the info.
Space is an issue trying to grow a tree in a pot! I'm hoping to maintain a smaller plant, and I think the smaller leaves will just look nicer on a smaller potted plant.
Mike

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