Plumeria forum: Variegated plummie question

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Name: Jan
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Budgielover
Jul 10, 2011 7:11 PM CST
Hetty,
I have a plummie question. If I have a variegated plummie that is grafted, can I removed the grafted branch and root it like a normal plummie. Will it continue to grow variegated?
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 10, 2011 7:19 PM CST

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Jan, your plant has a host and a scion. The host (the part that has the roots) is a no name plumeria. The scion (the top part that has the variegated leaf) can be separated and rooted, sure, and it will always be what it is: a variegated plumeria. I'm just curious why you want to do this?
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
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Budgielover
Jul 11, 2011 4:25 AM CST
Just because the base is crooked & ugly.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 11, 2011 4:27 AM CST

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There is a good case for burying the plant up to the graft. This will not hurt it.
You now have a strong established root system, and re-rooting it will set that back a good bit. Your call, but if it was mine and I really hated the base I would bury it.
Just remember, when it is a big tree nobody will notice that crooked base.
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
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Budgielover
Jul 11, 2011 4:57 AM CST
I'll bury it and see what it looks like.
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
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Budgielover
Jul 14, 2011 5:01 AM CST
Hettie
Here's some pictures of the plant and base.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 24, 2011 1:12 PM CST

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It's a fair piece you would have to bury. How about you bury it two inches deeper each year until you have it up to the graft?
Personally, there isn't anything wrong with the base in my eyes, though.
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
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Budgielover
Jul 24, 2011 1:28 PM CST
Is the cracking normal? Can the variegated plummies handle the full sun. Up until now, I have had it in my shade tent with other shade plants because I don't have alot of shade during the day.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 24, 2011 1:47 PM CST

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The cracking is normal, you will see that the older trees all display this.
Variegated plumeria should be able to handle full sun although I would surely acclimatize them gently, like maybe give them just morning sun at first.
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
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Budgielover
Jul 24, 2011 3:29 PM CST
Sounds good. Since it is still potted, it will be easy to move it around to adjust. So eventually, I can bury the whole graft?
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 25, 2011 4:50 AM CST

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Yes, that shouldn't be a problem, Jan.
Name: Ginger
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gingin
Jul 25, 2011 4:03 PM CST
Hey Jan....where did you get the varigated plummie? I didn't know there was such a thing.

My Muang Jack, a graft, is finally blooming. Purple is my favorite color, so I was really excited when I saw it had 3 inflows. Soon as I dump the camera I'll post a picture....to me it's more mauve then PURPLE purple. No matter, I love it Lovey dubby
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 25, 2011 4:04 PM CST

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Variegated plumeria can be had from Florida Colors Nursery in Homestead. They will ship...
Name: Ginger
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gingin
Jul 25, 2011 4:13 PM CST
Thanks, Hetty. Now...can you tell me where I left that 5 pound sack of 100 dollar bills I was "trying" to propagate the other day?!?! Whistling Confused Crying
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 25, 2011 4:13 PM CST

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they're not all that expensive...
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
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Budgielover
Jul 25, 2011 4:20 PM CST
I got mine from someone at one of my round ups. There are lots of them on ebay.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 25, 2011 4:22 PM CST

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yes but beware who you buy from on Ebay.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Jul 25, 2011 4:27 PM CST
I don't do Ebay...never have and no plans to start, but thanks.
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
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Budgielover
Jul 25, 2011 4:29 PM CST
True as with anything on Ebay. Always check their feedback. I was just looking at Florida Colors website and didn't see any variegated but they don't have them in a separate category that I could see, so I guess you have to try to view each one to see the leaves.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 25, 2011 7:34 PM CST

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You have to call them, they don't list everything they have.... it's a true 'Mom and Pop' store and they don't have time to update their site a lot.

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