Plumeria forum: My first two cuttings

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Name: Ive
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MamaIve12
Sep 27, 2015 2:45 PM CST
This is the first time I do my own cuttings. I moved, and transplanted most of my plumerias but there were two that were too large, so I took cuttings.

I waited a week, noted that the place I cut was nice and dry. Today, I stuck them into a pot with commercial cactus/citrus mix and added some perlite.

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They're in a place where it's sunny, but will receive some shade part of the day. Is this ok?

I'm concerned because in my area it's been the typical summer- super hot and super wet.

Suggestions welcome!

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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Sep 27, 2015 3:28 PM CST
Ive, any large, mature leaves will more than likely be lost during the rooting process. I typically cut all those large leaves off when I take the cutting or when the callus is formed and I am about to root it/them. I cut those leaves off so that 1-2" stubs are left. Those stubs will fall off within days.

I will keep my new cuttings in a shaded greenhouse for a week or so and then I move those buckets of cuttings out into pretty much full sun. I probably doesn't matter whether they stay in bright, indirect light, part-sun, or full sun though. The main thing is that you don't want that rooting media to get wet. There are no roots to use the water and wetness will only increase the likelihood of rot. I will spray those small leaves, left at the tip of the cuttings, with water every few days so long as the temperature is above 80F.
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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 27, 2015 9:30 PM CST
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Name: Ive
Florida (Zone 10b)
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MamaIve12
Sep 28, 2015 5:35 AM CST
Ken, I followed your advice, here's how the three tip cutting looks this morning:

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I don't have a green house, but the spot I chose I think will do for now. Even if it rains, the cuttings won't 'sit' on water.

Thanks! I am hopeful the plummies will thrive and (in time) be ready to be put on the ground.



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Boricua in Florida, I guess that makes me a Floridicua!
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Sep 28, 2015 6:12 AM CST
The spot you chose looks fine but you need to do everything possible to prevent rain from wetting your potting media. Just the wet media itself will likely lead to rotting. Cut Plumeria stems are very sensitive to wetness while they are rooting.
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