Tropicals forum: Plumeria

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 28, 2010 8:35 AM CST
As many of you know I am the self-professed plumeria nut here and I have a cubit dedicated to these plants. I am always happy to discuss them. I hope you'll visit my plumeria cubit when you're done here Smiling
I also almost always have seeds, plants and cuttings available for sale.

Here is one I am offering this week: Plumeria rubra 'Just Peachy' aka 'Jean Adams'
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Name: Sherri
Georgia
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Seray
Aug 28, 2010 7:06 PM CST
Very pretty! My DH has a small collection. They are perfuming the entire neighborhood at night right now. Sooooo nice. Here's one called 'Rim Fire'.

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Name: Linda
Pawleys Island, SC (Zone 8b)
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Ibartoo
Aug 17, 2011 6:52 AM CST
They are gorgeous. I started growing them from seed a few years ago, but none have bloomed yet. What would help?
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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
Aug 17, 2011 7:07 AM CST
Plumeria generally take appr. 3 years and up to bloom from seed. I suggest you start with some cuttings for blooms sooner!
Name: Linda
Pawleys Island, SC (Zone 8b)
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Ibartoo
Aug 21, 2011 6:58 AM CST
You are probably right Dutchlady, but I haven't had any luck with cuttings and i love to watch seeds germinate. LOL
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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
Aug 21, 2011 7:58 AM CST
In that case, sow away!!
Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
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GordonHawk
Aug 22, 2011 8:19 PM CST
my personal record for plumeria .. from seed to flower is 9 months.. in zone 7...
ne... yes.. plenty of growth additives..and foods... yes...
the real spur though is... bottom heat to the pot/roots..
this plant was grown right on the hot rubber roof membrane... with air temperatures of say 90*F.. the roof temps are about 140*F,,, wth air temperatures of 98*F.. the roof it sat on was maybe 165*F.. the temperatures were recorded by my cordon bleu cooking thermometer..
the smallish pot.. sitting right on the hot roof.. and in front of a light reflectve glass.. it had cycling from wet to quite dry in a few hours.. also a growth spur..
not all seeds will do as well... but all can dramatically speeded up by this heavy bottom heat to the roots..
try growing on your tar driveway... or other such heat generator you might have...
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
Aug 23, 2011 3:28 AM CST
That is impressive, Gordon.
Name: Linda
Pawleys Island, SC (Zone 8b)
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Ibartoo
Aug 24, 2011 10:34 AM CST
Wow GordonHawk, that is impressive. My plumerias are on my front porch which stays hot. I think after you said that about bottom heat though, I may try to find some slate for them to sit on as well. I know I need to feed them more often that i have this summer.
Do they like to be rootbound like epi's or do they do better with larger pots?
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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
Aug 24, 2011 10:43 AM CST
They like to be able to spread their feet!
Name: Linda
Pawleys Island, SC (Zone 8b)
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Ibartoo
Aug 27, 2011 6:27 PM CST
Thanks Dutchlady.
Seas the Day

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