Plumeria forum: Guess who has a piduca flower!

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 4, 2013 4:47 PM CST
Just one of many to come. Also first of the year for me. Considering we all had a slow start this spring, I am so haaaaaappyyyyyyy! Hurray!

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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Oct 4, 2013 5:57 PM CST
Glad you finally have some blooms on the way. Hurray!
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 13, 2013 12:49 PM CST
(sorry about the dyslexic spelling of pudica. Idkwhy ido that? )
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drdawg
Oct 13, 2013 12:57 PM CST
Congratulations on your first blooming plant, Cheryl.

I have now dug up and up-potted all my dozens of plumeria and removed most of the soil. They are now resting under a large oak tree. I will allow them to stay that way for (hopefully) 2-3 weeks, allowing them to go into dormancy and loose most of their large leaves. I will then hose off what soil remains and remove any remaining leaves, leaving only the small, terminal leaves. After drying for a day they will then all go into large, contractor bags and be stored in closets inside the house. They will then remain inside without light or moisture until spring.

I am still open to having anyone make an offer on any variety I still have, just so I don't have to store it/them. Send me a Tree-Mail and I will let you know what remains.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 13, 2013 1:25 PM CST
These are the first of the year. This bush has bloomed so well for me in the past seasons. This year, it got a late start on the feedings and one bush was accosted by squirrels. Now they sit in a sunny place safe from squirrels, they have a better chance of thriving. It's only October. Call me an unrealistic Optimist, but I haven't given up hope of seeing inflo on anyone of my other plumeria. GF's Plumeria and other area Plumerias have been blooming. We can have a really late blooming season. I just hope I am included this year.

In the mean time, I am happy with what Mom Nature has given me. Hurray!
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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Oct 13, 2013 5:06 PM CST
Your pudica blooms are lovely. My pink pudica is finally blooming this week, almost 2 1/2 years from when it was 1st planted. My new fertilizer mix that seem to have gotten the plants blooming was 1 tbs of MG and 1 tbs of Green Light Super Bloom periodically this summer. I started off with granular Ultrabloom, and some Bayer rose fertilizer when I first brought the plants outside, but I would water them with the MG and SB fertilizer when I watered the brugs, just not as frequently. I'm planning on doing the same thing next year to get these babies going. They'll have to come inside soon, our temps are heading into the 40-50's at night.

I hope that you get a lot more blooms before your season is over. Smiling

Annette
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 13, 2013 5:37 PM CST
I peeked outside when it stopped raining and saw another flower. Thumbs up Maybe I will get my bouquet after all? I am going to try your fertilizing recipe in the spring, Annette. I need to have a fertilizer regimen and schedule and follow it.
I thought the pudica were more cold resistant? I don't bring them in unless there is threat of a frost as they seem to do well at 40 degrees. Maybe because they are up against the fence and usually there is a car in front of it on the driveway? Anyway, I hope since it is mature this winter won't be so tough on them. My pink pudica got snapped off, too. I will baby that one this winter.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Birds Tropicals Hummingbirder Bulbs Region: Georgia
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Cem9165
Oct 13, 2013 5:58 PM CST
I have to bring all of my tropical plants in. Some winters we get down to 5-10 degrees. My white pudica stayed alive all winter in the basement and kept on blooming inside.

When it gets crazy here, and I have no time, I'm a slinger and tosser of the fertilizer. I'm glad I found the mix I mentioned above. I've made a note about it in my plumeria info.

I hope your pink pudica does well for you. If I remember correctly, my white and pink pudicas took to longest to start growing, compared to the other plumerias that I planted in 2011.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 13, 2013 6:14 PM CST
My white pudica took off from the getgo. Even when the squirrels snapped off 2 branches in half this summer, after a day or two in the sun to harden the cuttings off, they took right away! I am not so good at rooting regular Plumeria. But the pink is definitely slower-growing. The broken cutting did not take at all, and it has only grown 2 inches this summer.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.

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