Plumeria forum: What happened to my pudica inflo?

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 13, 2013 5:28 PM CST
One day it was there, the next day it looked like this. Did I completely miss seeing the flowers while I was a way?? Or was it something else?

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Jun 13, 2013 6:46 PM CST

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gingin
Jun 16, 2013 2:06 PM CST
Might something have eaten the buds??
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extranjera
Jun 16, 2013 3:05 PM CST
Yes, it looks like a bloom thief to me. Something snapped it off, they don't look like that after the bloom fades.
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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Jun 17, 2013 8:53 PM CST
Did you have a old snap while you were away which may have caused the bud blast?

I am inclined toagree with Jonna looks like the blooms were snapped off the inflo.
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 17, 2013 10:14 PM CST
Crying sniff. I guess if you call a drop from 90 to 80 a cold snap, we had one. But we did have some fierce winds while I was away. Maybe a broken limb hit it? had a lot of limbs down in the yard. I lost the top off my dracena maginata Sad from a tree limb/sword.
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 27, 2013 6:45 PM CST
Damn squirrels! Again?! This time 2-20" branches snapped off, the rest bent over badly. These squirrels need to leave me alone!! Grrr! Grumbling I have removed the lower 12" of leaves off the broken pieces. I will let them harden off and then plant them again. Sound like a plan? I am trying to be happy about that but I am not. It was NOT the time to prune back my pudica!
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Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Aug 27, 2013 8:06 PM CST
Cheryl, are they eating the plants, or just knocking them over? I've heard a trial of freshly ground black pepper in the pots may deter them. I have chipmunks that like to dig in th pots here, but thankfully they don't knock the plants over.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 27, 2013 8:14 PM CST
The bushes sit up against the fence where they will get the most sun all day. I think the squirrels are jumping from the fence rail on to the bush, thinking it is a tree or something? It's only a guess. But there were no storms or anything on the day it happened. I might try the pepper on the fence rail but our favorite neighborhood cat likes to sit up there, too.
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Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Aug 27, 2013 8:23 PM CST
Could it be the cat jumping onto the plants?
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