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Name: ~~Brittany~~
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FrangipaniAz
Jul 12, 2011 10:07 PM CST
Question for you guys, since you're such a smart bunch of people Smiling My Mom has a Pudica that has a beautiful inflo... the problem is that the buds are turning brown and falling off before they open... it's hot as heck here right now and I'm thinking this is the cause, but wanted to make sure... if it's something I can fix and control I'd like to do it... Thanks!!! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Michael Hicks
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chefmike92
Jul 12, 2011 10:27 PM CST
Brittany
dutchlady1 (hetty )will most likely be able to tell you the answer I am guessing either fertilizer? maybe watering? lets see what the plumie guru said

mike
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 13, 2011 3:58 AM CST

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Plumeria pudica is pretty sturdy but I have to agree with you that it's probably the excessive heat. Can you post a picture? Have you ruled out a pest?
Name: ~~Brittany~~
Phoenix, Az (Zone 9b)
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FrangipaniAz
Jul 13, 2011 11:59 PM CST
I would say a few months ago it was spider mites, but those have cleared up... we had a nice monsoon and then it hit 110 and I think it stressed it... I think a little extra water will help... I also think the pot is too small... but it's a bad time to give it a bigger pot isn't it? Probably lose the inflo right? Confused
Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 14, 2011 3:55 AM CST

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It sounds like you are already losing the inflo, one bud at a time.... I think potting it up will help give it more room to breathe. A small pot is not helpful especially in the heat.
Name: ~~Brittany~~
Phoenix, Az (Zone 9b)
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FrangipaniAz
Jul 17, 2011 4:52 AM CST
So, when I went over to my Mom's a couple days later to help her repot it, it decided it was going to behave and had 3 flowers open and they were beautiful... Hurray! So, whatever was causing the stress must be over... Thanks for all the input... One last question about Pudica's since I have an active thread going... Do they all tend to look skinny branched in comparison to the regular run of the mill plumeria plant? Confused
Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
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chefmike92
Jul 17, 2011 9:34 PM CST
I will say but lets see what someone else said yes they are lot more skinny I have 2 cuttings from hetty and 15 pink from the co-op and they both are skinny minni and a;most look dehydrated and there not.im going to post 2 pics of them for you to see.


Thumb of 2011-07-18/chefmike92/7f563e reg compared to pudica

Thumb of 2011-07-18/chefmike92/567f62 pudica cutting (fresh)

mike


just my opnion

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