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Name: Anna Menchaca
Laredo, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas
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annacfd28
Jan 17, 2015 8:59 AM CST
Hello, my name is Anna, I am new to this site, and am obsessed and in love with plumeria's, I am wondering how successful others on this site have been with seeds or seedlings, and if any have been successful at creating a new plumeria, from the cultivating of plumeria seeds. I would love to see pictures of seedlings at different stages of growth till bloom.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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Dutchlady1
Jan 17, 2015 9:03 AM CST

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Welcome! Anna! Hang around and you'll see lots of great ideas. Also check out the database which has many pictures.
Where do you garden?
Name: Anna Menchaca
Laredo, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas
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annacfd28
Jan 17, 2015 9:09 AM CST
I live in Chicago, but have a home in south Texas .
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 17, 2015 9:22 AM CST
Welcome! Anna. Hetty is one of the expert Plumeria growers here on ATP and with her help, I started my first two seedlings in Dec. 2013. Those two seedlings are now 3'+ and though I have been assured I won't see blooms this year, I am still hopeful. I started another 16 (total) seedlings in the spring/summer, 2014, from April through June. The April ones are about 18" tall and the others are 8-16" tall. Hetty told me to keep them growing through the winter months and I have them all in a greenhouse.

All my seeds were donated and thus don't know how old/viable they were. I experimented and tried to germinate them in four ways. In my experience, you can ask six people who have germinated Plumeria seeds and you will get six ways to do this. Since I did not know the viability of the seeds, I don't know whether one way was any better than another. In any case, I only had perhaps 25% of my seeds germinate and lost a few of the tiny plants even after germination. The are very fragile things when they first germinate and I just wasn't careful enough with them when transferring them to potting soil. Crying

Speaking of Hetty, she doesn't brag about it, but she has had (I think) two of her seedlings named and were accepted by the PSA. How great is that!? Basically, when you grow from seed (unless it is done under careful laboratory conditions) your plants will be "new" plants. Even if you knew the "parents", the flowers would be different than either parent plant. That's why you can name those new seedlings. Hetty will correct me if I am wrong about this. Whistling

Do expand the information we see to include your location.

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Jan 17, 2015 12:03 PM CST

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Thank You! Ken!

There are a number of Plumeria I have registered with the PSA but only three were my own seedlings. 'Allegro', Festivity' and 'Sugar Plum Fairy'. The others were Plumeria I found that were distinctive enough that they were deemed worthy of registration.

Here is a picture of Allegro.
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Name: Anna Menchaca
Laredo, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas
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annacfd28
Jan 17, 2015 12:08 PM CST
Beautiful, have you or do you cross pollinate? Thank You!
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Jan 17, 2015 12:17 PM CST

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I haven't done it myself but there are plenty of descriptions on the web.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 17, 2015 1:16 PM CST
Thanks for reminding me of the number, Hetty. My memory, if ever very good, is lacking! Sticking tongue out
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Anna Menchaca
Laredo, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas
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annacfd28
Jan 17, 2015 2:29 PM CST
I have about 10 cuttings, but am starting to dabble with seedlings.
Name: Anna Menchaca
Laredo, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas
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annacfd28
Jan 17, 2015 2:30 PM CST

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Jan 17, 2015 3:01 PM CST

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Not bad for 'dabbling'!! They look very healthy. Thumbs up
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 17, 2015 6:22 PM CST
Thumbs up
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