Tropicals forum: Mini Plumeria 'Divine', rooting question

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Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
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poisondartfrog
Oct 15, 2014 5:10 PM CST
I was cleaning up my plant in preparation for moving it indoors in a couple of weeks and banged it against a door, severing the top of a branch. The piece that I cut off is only 5-6 inches long. The plant is blooming now, fortunately not on that branch. In a few weeks I will remove all leaves and winter it over dormant. I know the timing is not good, but is it possible to root a cutting that short and at this late date?
Thanks, Alana
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Oct 15, 2014 5:31 PM CST
I would put coarse perlite in a small pail and just stick that small branch into the perlite. Keep it where the temperature stays around 40 F or above and keep it and the perlite dry. It may or may not root. It is really too late in the year, particularly where you are, to root plumeria.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 15, 2014 5:48 PM CST
I agree but you have nothing to lose. The only other thing I could suggest is try to graft it back on to the plant where it broke. That sometimes works.
Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
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poisondartfrog
Oct 15, 2014 6:52 PM CST
Thank you both. I think I will try rooting it. As you say, nothing to lose.

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