Plumeria forum: "Frost bite" question

Views: 572, Replies: 6 » Jump to the end
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
Image
gingin
Jan 24, 2014 3:05 PM CST
We have already had and are expecting more hard freezes. The cover on my GH is a mess so the heaters couldn't keep up. Some of the tips on my plants got "frost bite" and are mushy. Should I go ahead and cut them now or wait?? Calling for hard freeze again tonight Angry Sat and Sun "should" get into the low 60s so a good time to cut unless waiting is better. I really don't want to loose them to freeze rot. Got cinnamon today just for them after surgery if that's a good idea. The same has happened to the adeniums so the same question would apply to them....their branches froze all the way to the caudex. Crying Crying
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Image
Dutchlady1
Jan 24, 2014 6:50 PM CST

Moderator

Cut now - the rot will travel......
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
Image
drdawg
Jan 24, 2014 9:11 PM CST
I agree My experience is that the rot will continue and not stop until the entire branch is destroyed. Don't be too conservative when cutting off the rooted part. Be sure you are cutting into healthy tissue.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]www.tropicalplantsandmore.com[/url]
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Image
Dutchlady1
Jan 25, 2014 5:18 AM CST

Moderator

Ken is right, cut to white tissue, and clean clippers or knife between cuts. Then cinnamon on the cut is a good idea.
Good luck @gingin.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
Image
gingin
Jan 25, 2014 10:45 AM CST
Thank you both. I was thinking the rot would travel, but now I'm sure. My project when it gets a bit warmer...still low 40s and no sun. Grumbling
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
Image
gingin
Jan 25, 2014 2:31 PM CST
Just got done cutting away Crying Crying I suppose the silver lining is now the GH smells like cinnamon instead of death....and so do I...was hard to sprinkle over my head Shrug!
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
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
Image
ShadyGreenThumb
Jan 25, 2014 3:56 PM CST
Good luck, gingin. I hope you are blessed with a foursome of new branches in replacement. This winter had been a challenge for all of us and our plants.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plumeria forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Dianthus 'Nyewood Cream'"