Plumeria forum: Cut here???

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 10, 2014 6:58 PM CST
I think I can get brave and cut this branch off if you say so. It is sort of split almost in a perfect "Y". Would it make a nicer tree if I trim off the right side and get the left branch to grow up straighter? This is a NOID Orange that hasn't bloomed for me in 3 years. I won't mind having two. Thumbs up The rake in the pic is to give you an idea of how tall it is. And its it time for a bigger pot??

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 10, 2014 7:37 PM CST

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If you intend to have a single stem plant then yes, cut off one, but make sure to cut it all the way flush with the main stem or it will regrow there.
And yes, bigger pot and more soil, please!
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 10, 2014 7:58 PM CST
Thanks, Hetty. My fear is that this plant will continue to spread wider apart as it has and then break as it gets heavier. I have tied it up before. Do I have other options?
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 11, 2014 5:40 AM CST

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Some Plumeria are naturally lanky growers. You basically have two options.

- In a much larger pot this will make a nice tree once the two tips bloom and branch.

- If you want to keep it small I would say cut it off about 16" from the soil and it will branch from there.

My personal preference would be for the first option.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 11, 2014 11:27 AM CST
Thanks, again, Hetty. You are a wealth of information! I will leave it be leaving well enough alone. However, I still worry that the weight of it will cause it to split especially when one day (I hope) it branches out. What do you suggest I do about that? Stakes?
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 11, 2014 1:17 PM CST

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I've never had a Plumeria split.

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