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Madison, IN (Zone 6a)
Oct 17, 2015 6:17 AM CST
|I've moved all of my plumies in for the winter, some are ready to go to sleep while others, just like a four year old, are struggling with the concept. I have inflos starting on a few of them. What happens if I force dormancy on them? Do I loose the flowers completely, does the inflo go dormant? or should these guys take up space upstairs until they're done blooming? On one of them its the first flowering ever, on others not so much so.
what is your opinion on the matter?
Oct 17, 2015 12:25 PM CST
|Hi Paul, per my experience if you force dormancy on plumerias, the inflo will not bloom (the buds will slowly drop off) but you will have additional tips next spring.
Some people are successful in letting their inflo bloom through winter time by keeping the plummies with inflo indoor on Southfacing window, where it can receive sufficient light that will make the buds open up/bloom. I was only successful on my Dwarf Pink Singapore but the other plants, with or without inflo gets dormant winter time because I leave them outside.
Here's wishing you would find a way for that first time bloomer to bloom first time of the year.
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