Plumeria forum: I have a small crack

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 22, 2015 9:30 PM CST
Remember that Spontaneous Branching (or whatever it's called) on my NOID orange where the 5" branches were growing really close together? In fear of the branches crossing later, I placed a bit of Styrofoam between the branches to encourage it to separate. Today I noticed a small crack on one of the branches.

On Gigi's grafting thread, I questioned how to manage this type of crack to preserve the shape of the tree. Do I pretend it is a graft and tape it up? Now I understand I can use any tape when before when I repaired a crack I made it air-tight with electrical tape. I also cleaned the wound.

This small crack leaked latex right away but it is a small just-bigger-than-a-hairline crack. I have removed the Styrofoam. How should I handle it? How do I keep the pieces intact? Can I get them to grow back together like a graft? TIA
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Mark619
Jul 22, 2015 9:44 PM CST
Pics?
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 22, 2015 9:45 PM CST
Tomorrow I will. It's dark out.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 22, 2015 9:57 PM CST
Here ya go. Now bad for flash , eh? Anxious to see it on the big screen myself.
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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Jul 23, 2015 7:08 AM CST
The crack is very small so I think it will be fine.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 23, 2015 11:17 AM CST
Thanks, Gigi, I am relieved. Ok so.... no reason to tape or otherwise keep it intact and together?
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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Jul 23, 2015 12:29 PM CST
I will leave the tape you have right now so that it will not tear the existing crack some more and to give it a chance to attach back. If it is mine I'll put a little cinnamon on the crack to prevent fungus or rot.
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jul 23, 2015 1:04 PM CST
Agree with Gigi, it will just heal itself. My plumie had a deeper gnaw mark from something during winter, and it has healed nicely. The bite mark still there, so it will be like its battle wounds.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 23, 2015 2:50 PM CST
It's a good thing I love cinnamon and have a lot on hand. Rolling on the floor laughing Thanks so much! Lovey dubby
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