Plumeria forum: Stem rot??

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Mark619
Jul 23, 2014 8:57 PM CST

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Got this Englewood cutting on monday and today i come Home from work to this!!! Rot????
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Jul 23, 2014 10:04 PM CST
It looks brown and mushy...but it is hard to tell from the picture. if it feels mushy to touch, yes.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 24, 2014 5:39 AM CST

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Or it could just be dehydrated. Only way to find out is prick it with a pin. If the sap is white you're good; if it's brown it's rotting.
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jul 24, 2014 8:52 AM CST
That's the way lots of mine look coming out of dormancy - dehydration. Follow Hetty's suggestion.
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Mark619
Jul 28, 2014 11:07 PM CST
Dutchlady1 said:Or it could just be dehydrated. Only way to find out is prick it with a pin. If the sap is white you're good; if it's brown it's rotting.


Darn!! It's an englewood cutting!! Hope i don't lose it!! What can I do??
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 29, 2014 6:40 AM CST

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Well - what was the outcome of your pinprick test?
Name: Simon
Stamford, CT
simonli194
Aug 7, 2014 1:13 PM CST
Wow, I am curious how this turns out... I thought my first plumeria had rooted to death but I guess turns out that it could just be severe dehydration? I was afraid to water it. Also, would rotting wipe out the roots? So if there are roots, the plant is still alive?
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drdawg
Aug 7, 2014 1:44 PM CST
simonli194 said:Wow, I am curious how this turns out... I thought my first plumeria had rooted to death but I guess turns out that it could just be severe dehydration? I was afraid to water it. Also, would rotting wipe out the roots? So if there are roots, the plant is still alive?


Welcome! Simon. What does the phrase "rooted to death" mean? I would think that a rotted base would have no roots, at least no viable roots.
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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Aug 7, 2014 10:28 PM CST
Welcome! Simonli! Yes, I'm curious too and want to see updated pic.
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Name: Simon
Stamford, CT
simonli194
Aug 11, 2014 3:07 PM CST
Well, this actually happened back in June when I was changing jobs and moving from NYC to Stamford, CT (along with personal issues). Sorry so no pictures! :(

My plumeria looked just like in Mark619's pic but a bit worse. It still had its roots. So means that it may have been alive still? I threw it out when I was packing unfortunately... won't make that mistake again. I just received two new rooted cuttings and have two more on order.
Name: Pam
Milton, Florida (Zone 8b)
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pagagulf
Aug 18, 2014 1:36 PM CST
Hi everyone... I decided to try the "stick pin" test today after reading this to see if my other Jean Moragne was rotted. As you can see... it did bleed white... so guess that is a good thing. I just hope it gets better. It's not firm at all closer to the top and it was watered pretty good today as I didn't get outside in time to get them off their concrete blocks and it was raining. Shrug!


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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Aug 19, 2014 6:55 PM CST
If it bleeds white there is a great chance of survival.
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