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waterdawg19
Aug 28, 2014 2:10 PM CST
I have a Thai Tangerine plumeria cutting that I have had in a pot for little over a month. The cutting has looked fine, but has recently shown signs of a little wrinkling/shriveling. I haven't watered the cutting since I planted it, but it did get rain about a week and a half ago. I think it's the crazy hot weather we have been experiencing over the past month or so. I have had to water my healthy potted plumeria every day and a half to two days. Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks!
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 28, 2014 2:34 PM CST
Possibly dehydration? Only a guess, because I'm new to growing these, but when I recently received a couple of cuttings, I learned that a regular misting of the plant could help in raising the humidity level. I've also been following this thread in the Plumeria forum... The thread "My 3rd attempt" in Plumeria forum
It's been helpful for me as I'm learning more about them.
Maybe @Dutchlady1 could also chime in?
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Dutchlady1
Aug 28, 2014 2:37 PM CST
Misting would be a good option but be sure the medium doesn't get too wet or you'll rot the cutting.
Dickinson(South Houston), Texa (Zone 9a)
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waterdawg19
Aug 28, 2014 2:39 PM CST
I think misting would do it. It has been really dry lately.
Thank you!
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 28, 2014 2:40 PM CST
Good luck with it, and Welcome! Glad to have you aboard!
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purpleinopp
Aug 29, 2014 7:35 AM CST
You might want to take it out, if you don't feel any resistance, and see if it's rotting. I had one last fall that looked fine and green all winter, but didn't start making leaves this spring. When I finally gently tugged on it, it came right out and it was rotted almost up to the soil line. I cut off the bad end, into healthy green, put it on a table to callous but it just kept rotting.

Luckily I'd gotten 2 cuttings because the other one is doing great!
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waterdawg19
Aug 29, 2014 7:49 AM CST
Thanks I'm open to trying some different things with it. Don't want to lose this one.
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drdawg
Aug 29, 2014 8:10 AM CST
I agree with Tiffany. There is absolutely no harm in giving the plant a little tug to see what's going on. If there is resistance, that's great. You have rooting. If it just slips right out, check for rot and re-pot, trimming away everything until you come to healthy, white tissue. Remember to let it callus again before re-potting if you have to do any trimming.
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