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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Aug 28, 2015 11:52 AM CST
Several months ago I said I thought I might have an inflo. on what is now an 18 mo. old seedling. The consensus was correct. That "inflo." is still there but has done nothing.

Now I have a 14 mo. old seedling that definitely has an inflo. Somewhere I have information on where this seed came from and perhaps even the seed-pod parent. Don't know for sure but I need to look for that info.

So, if a seedling has to be a minimum of 36 mo. old to flower, I have a historical plant! Hurray!

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Aug 28, 2015 12:13 PM CST
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 28, 2015 12:22 PM CST

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Congratulations, Ken. Great news! Although the 36 months is not a minimum, it's an average.
Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Aug 28, 2015 12:24 PM CST
Yes Ken you do! That also means you've mastered the art of growing plumeria from seeds and soon you can have plummies with your names on it. Drdawg Hurray!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Aug 28, 2015 12:53 PM CST
Thanks to all of you, who gave me good advice on how to germinate the seeds and grow the seedlings. By the way, is there some reason that the majority of the seedlings I have grow so much in just a single year? The one with the inflo. (it's my "H" seedling) is about 4' tall and I have several that are multi-tipped and that tall. Those two original seedlings, the ones germinated late in Dec., 2013/early Jan., 2014, got so tall (5') that I cut them both in the spring and rooted the 18-24" cuttings. Both of these cuttings are now well rooted and are about 4' tall. The two remaining (rooted) plants are both now 3-tip plants, and are 4-5' tall.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Aug 28, 2015 1:03 PM CST
OK, so not historical. Still exciting though. I can't wait to see those flowers open. This will be like a Christmas present delivered early. Hurray!

I have lots of plants with inflo. now. I will post some pictures after I run a few errands.
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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Aug 28, 2015 1:17 PM CST
Like Hetty said these are trees, if the parent of the seeds are big, they will grow big too. If you grow them in big pots, they will grow fast to its mature size. I have seedlings taller than my 5 year old Plumerias. I do have seedlings that are slow grower but the varieties are dwarf or compact.

Several of my "big plumeria" seedlings are still crammed in quart pots. (I know, I know they need big pots.) But my plan is to repot them all next spring so they can take off and hopefully bloom. I can't afford for them to grow big fast, it will overwhelm our small yard.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 28, 2015 3:36 PM CST

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Nothing as exciting as a seedling opening for the first time! Thumbs up
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Aug 28, 2015 4:48 PM CST
Hurray!
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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Aug 28, 2015 5:48 PM CST
Dutchlady1 said:Nothing as exciting as a seedling opening for the first time! Thumbs up


I agree
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Name: Lucky
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luckyzl230
Aug 30, 2015 1:13 AM CST
Congrats Hurray! Thumbs up
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Aug 30, 2015 5:32 AM CST
Thank You!
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Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Aug 30, 2015 7:49 PM CST
Ken - When you get ready to make cuttings of this historical plant, please let me know as I would love to purchase one. Seeding to bloom that fast is rather awesome to say the least. While I am quite new to Plumeria, I was also under the impression that it took a long time. As a dedicated seed starter (most recently a Heliconia :-)) I considered starting Plumeria seed, but said Nahhhhh. Smiling Perhaps I will rethink that.

Congrats!! Hurray!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Aug 30, 2015 8:11 PM CST
Thanks, David. I might take a cutting next spring. It sort of depends on whether I will try to overwinter some of my plumeria without putting them "to sleep". Other than young seedlings last winter, I have never even attempted to water a plumeria from November till March. Time will tell.

I am not much ahead of you. My first two germinated seeds were the last week in Dec., 2013, and the first week in Jan., 2014. Then I germinated some more in early June, 2014. Those seedlings from that second batch produced the one that is going to bloom, on a 14 mo. old seedling. Though not "historical", apparently that is pretty special. Hurray! Beginner's luck, huh? Whistling
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DavidLMO
Aug 30, 2015 8:52 PM CST
drdawg said:T Though not "historical", apparently that is pretty special. Hurray! Beginner's luck, huh? Whistling


Well historical enuff for me. Hurray!

I have read enuff of your posts and looked over your web site. Beginner - balooney. :-)
While you might be a tad bit too humble, you are no beginner.

BTW, I have done a lot more lurking than posting cause I AM a beginner. Smiling Slightly > 1 year growing Plumeria and I only have one Crying But I did manage to not kill it over winter in my basement. While not going ape cause it got a late start (zone matter), it is up to 14 leaves with more coming.

I am having to fight off some odd winged aphids daily - not spraying with anything. Dislodging them with q-tips and then smashing them. Heck I am afraid to spray her even with insectacidal soap.

cheers

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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Aug 31, 2015 5:42 AM CST
Insecticidal soap won't hurt your plumeria in the least. Just remember to spray it in the early AM or late PM and then a few minutes after application, wash her off well. You might have to spray her down every 5 days or so, 2-3 times to rid yourself of the aphids.

Thanks for taking a look at my website and thanks for the nice words.
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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Aug 31, 2015 9:30 PM CST
DavidLMO said:

Well historical enuff for me. Hurray!

I have read enuff of your posts and looked over your web site. Beginner - balooney. :-)
While you might be a tad bit too humble, you are no beginner.


I agree
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Sep 1, 2015 5:48 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Sep 23, 2015 4:55 PM CST
Here is my first seedling and it was germinated the last week of December, 2013. It will be fully open tomorrow but I just had to show what the inflo looks like today. I will see if there is any fragrance tomorrow.

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 23, 2015 6:11 PM CST

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Very promising!! Thumbs up

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