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Name: lori
south carolina
lorib
Oct 12, 2014 7:40 PM CST
recently purchased this plumeria it is in a bucket and very rootbound with roots growing out of the drain holes it has an info on it which has not yet bloomed so my question is do I repot this plumeria or just leave it alone until after it blooms or wait until spring
I am new to plumerias so any help and information on this one would be great thanks
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 12, 2014 7:53 PM CST
Lori, are you expecting this plumeria to go dormant? i.e. where you live will it get cold enough for the plant to drop its leaves or will you keep it inside?

Reason I ask is, if it does go dormant that would be an excellent time to repot it. But if you are in a warm area, or keeping it growing indoors for the winter, you should repot it now so even if it doesn't progress to blooming until spring at least it can keep growing roots.

I live in Florida, but we do get enough cold nights here that sometimes my plumeria drop all their leaves. Sometimes they don't but they sure don't ever bloom at this time of year. Does it have buds?

A picture of the plant is always helpful when asking this type of question.

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Name: lori
south carolina
lorib
Oct 12, 2014 8:02 PM CST
im in south Carolina and I will be bringing it in when the temperature drops into the patio I just got this plant and yes it has a nice big inflo with buds coming on it leaves are not looking that great though and its planted in a 5 gallon white bucket I think it sat on the ground so yes it does need some tlc cannot find much information on it other than it originally came from florida thanks
Name: lori
south carolina
lorib
Oct 12, 2014 8:25 PM CST
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picture of inflo on plumeria grapette
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drdawg
Oct 12, 2014 8:33 PM CST
Elaine, I have more plumeria in bloom than every before. Everything was delayed because of the protracted winter last year. Mine will surely be in bloom when we get our first frosts. We are getting down into the upper 40's this week and I am leaving my plumeria outside. I still hope to delay bringing them in for another week or so.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 13, 2014 3:16 AM CST

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That looks like an old inflo which will most likely hang on through the winter, also, and most importantly, because I am pretty sure I see three beginning seedpods!

I would allow this plant to go dormant, and not repot until early spring when it breaks dormancy.
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drdawg
Oct 13, 2014 7:05 AM CST
Now I know what (probably) seed pods just beginning to form look like. Thanks for pointing that out, Hetty. Though I will perhaps never see a seed pod from on my own plants, it is nice to know what to look for. I can always dream. Whistling

Hetty, I grafted all five of those "donated" plants with seed pods. I used Celadine, Shirley's Delight, and Riviera Rainbow as root stock. I would not have used the Riviera Rainbow except for the fact I had no plants that were left with small enough diameter stems to use. I either have all my stems (that cuttings were taken from this summer) growing new tips, the plants are hard-to-root "reds", or the stems were just too huge to use. I just didn't want to cut those stems with emerging tips.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 13, 2014 8:53 AM CST

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I'm sure you saved the top of the Riviera Rainbow Ken Whistling
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drdawg
Oct 13, 2014 9:28 AM CST
You know I did, Hetty. Thumbs up

I kind of hate to put all these cuttings away for the winter, extending their dormant time, but know there may be nothing to gain by gang-rooting them now. I don't know what to do. I am dealing with 50 or so cuttings, all just lying in my greenhouse and in my driveway.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 13, 2014 9:52 AM CST

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I have had success just storing them upright in a bucket of nothing but dry sand or perlite. Sometimes they even root through the winter.
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drdawg
Oct 13, 2014 10:01 AM CST
I can do that. I buy 4 cf. bags of perlite and have plenty. I will have to keep the buckets in the garage though. I don't have any room for them in the GH's. Do I mist any or just leave them dry through the fall and winter months? Also, what is the absolutely lowest temperature I should allow in the garage? I can heat the garage with an LP heater.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 13, 2014 10:27 AM CST

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I recommend not under 35, and I don't mist.
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drdawg
Oct 13, 2014 11:22 AM CST
OK, I will go by your experience. Thanks. Thumbs up
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 13, 2014 1:33 PM CST

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you're Welcome! Ken and thank you for the Acorn
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drdawg
Oct 13, 2014 1:42 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. You have done so much for me, Hetty.

I now have all the cuttings in perlite and it took four 5 gal. buckets and a 10 gal. tub. I have them pretty packed, 10-20 per. I have everything from single tips up to an eight-tipped one. I may take a few more cuttings off the really old, large plants before I move everything in, but that will only be a handful. Perhaps one more 5 gal. bucket's worth.
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orchidgal
Oct 21, 2014 5:01 PM CST
Maybe I shouldn't have, but I cut off a seed pod from my tree. Actually there are two, joined at the end. It's sitting on a table on my patio right now. I'm not overly excited to try and start new plants this way. Everyone seems to have plumerias and we can't even give them away at our garden club, even rooted cuttings !
The only kind I would want is one with a red bloom. I have tried twice from cuttings I actually bought, but they never made it.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 21, 2014 6:34 PM CST

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The seed pods that form in the fall hang on over the winter months and don't mature until the start of the following rainy season. So the pod you cut off will not have viable seeds since it is immature.
In spring I will likely have some plants of 'Rose Red' available; so if you like, check with me then.
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drdawg
Oct 21, 2014 7:55 PM CST
Like Hetty, I have red's, some grafted but not all.
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orchidgal
Oct 22, 2014 6:50 AM CST
Thanks -- I will definitely put that on my to-do list then. Appreciate the input. : Smiling
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