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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Jul 10, 2015 5:53 PM CST
Someone gave me this cutting of dwarf white plumeria. Is it diseased? Can it be saved?

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 10, 2015 6:22 PM CST

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It's not super healthy. I'd start by clipping (not tearing) off the leaves, then maybe spray it with some insecticide and see how the new leaves come in. Is it rooted yet?
Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Jul 10, 2015 6:33 PM CST
Not in soil yet...Hetty.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 10, 2015 6:38 PM CST

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OK then DEFINITELY follow the procedure as above. Root in pure perlite or at least 1/2 perlite; these types are not easy to root.
Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Jul 10, 2015 7:38 PM CST
Thanks Hetty. I got them 3 days ago, should I cut a little bit off the bottom.
Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Jul 11, 2015 4:00 AM CST
Also, I was perusing older threads that said to cut off inflo of cuttings. I don't know what an inflo is.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 11, 2015 4:54 AM CST

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The inflo is the bloom stalk; yours doesn't appear to have one, but yes, I do recommend cutting them off because the cutting will devote energy to blooming when it should be rooting.

Do not cut the bottom. A cutting should be well calloused before starting the rooting process.

It will take a little while before you see new leaves emerge. The cutting will only need heat - no water - during the rooting process.
Good luck!
Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Jul 11, 2015 10:00 AM CST
Good luck on this one Kadie, looks dehydrated but hopefully this will root for you! Hurray!
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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Jul 11, 2015 2:32 PM CST
Thanks so much for the help! This is my first venture into rooting plumerias. Sticking tongue out
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Mark619
Jul 24, 2015 7:03 AM CST
Will the Epsom salt help these weird forming leaves??? *Blush* *Blush*
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Crying Crying
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 24, 2015 7:14 AM CST

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That could be spider mites..... Thumbs down
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Mark619
Jul 24, 2015 7:15 AM CST
Spider mites can cause that curve? Jowly cow!!!! Should I cut all leaves off?
Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Jul 24, 2015 6:48 PM CST
If it's mine I would. It is still early in the season that the leaves will regrow.
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Mark619
Jul 29, 2015 9:11 AM CST
Okay..this does not look good....does this mean no more flowers?? What happened?
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drdawg
Jul 29, 2015 9:21 AM CST
I have never seen anything like this, Mark, but could it be slugs/snails?
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 29, 2015 9:21 AM CST

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Yeah, your buds dried up. A side effect from the spider mites I am afraid... Thumbs down
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Mark619
Jul 29, 2015 9:29 AM CST
Geeeshhh Angry Angry spider mites are in this season Crying Crying Grumbling Grumbling
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drdawg
Jul 29, 2015 9:34 AM CST
Wow, spider mites huh. Where are the webs? I always look for webs though seldom see any. If I do see webbing I just blast the plants leaves with water ,bottom and top, and do it every day for 3-4 days. That seems to do the trick. I don't think they like water.
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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Jul 29, 2015 1:10 PM CST
A couple of mine look like that too but not because of spider mites. It's been raining a lot and the buds are falling off one by one.
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 29, 2015 1:15 PM CST
Yes, spider mites. Same happened to mine. I did a lot of things but had to resort to insecticide since they -were on, still on Grumbling most of my plumeria. The good news is the inflo continued on the one infested and I got a flower the other day so I must have killed off some of them. @dr.dawg, I never saw any webbing or bugs or other symptoms at all.
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