Plumeria forum: My First Pink Pudica

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 14, 2014 1:46 PM CST
A first for this bushy tree. One of two blooms with promises of more inflo and flowers to come! Hurray!


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terrafirma
Aug 15, 2014 11:18 AM CST
That's beautiful, Cheryl! Hurray! Congratulations! Hurray!
Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Aug 17, 2014 1:46 PM CST
I agree congrats Cheryl!
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 17, 2014 4:03 PM CST
The flowers scent is wonderful. Stronger than I expected. My bush is leggy. I need to seriously think about cutting it in half. Sooner? Or later? Confused
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Mark619
Aug 17, 2014 4:14 PM CST
ShadyGreenThumb said:The flowers scent is wonderful. Stronger than I expected. My bush is leggy. I need to seriously think about cutting it in half. Sooner? Or later? Confused


Do you have any pics of it??
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 17, 2014 4:51 PM CST

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Best to cut in early spring.
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 18, 2014 3:51 PM CST
"cut in early spring". CHECK. Got it. Should I cut it in half? I really want a bush. I will try to root the cuttings, of course. They tend to root for me quite easily. Mark asked for pictures. Someone us bound to suggest bigger pots/more soil, I bet?:

Pink Pudica:
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White Pudica:
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Dutchlady1
Aug 18, 2014 5:36 PM CST

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That pot is fine for now. If it was my plant I would cut both stalks off at about 18" and plant the tops; the bottom will flush out again.
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 18, 2014 6:56 PM CST
Thumbs up Okie Dokie!! Thaaaaanks! Lovey dubby
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 22, 2014 10:36 PM CST
Updated pic. What I like most about these pudica, is that the bloom lasts a long time, these flowers are BIG and they smell nice. The plant is short so I can smell them and see them! The newest blooms are pinker than the older ones who turn more white as the days go by.


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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Aug 23, 2014 5:32 AM CST
Lovey dubby your blooms Cheryl!
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Name: Robert B
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RobertB
Aug 24, 2014 6:51 AM CST
Pudica in pink, love it!
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 27, 2014 12:36 PM CST
Last photo update, wishing I could give you Smell -A-Vision.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 27, 2014 2:23 PM CST

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I'm curious, have you ever observed rust on this plant?
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 28, 2014 12:46 PM CST
No rust so far. The biggest problem I have with my 3 pudica are brittle branches that often snap off in a big wind and lo legginess. But they root easily, the pink not as easy as the White Wedding Bouquet. The pink was grafted, and not a very pretty graft, though it adds character to it. I plan to trim all the pudica this spring, Adler your instructions, of course, to make it bushier.
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