Plumeria forum: My Little Darlin Plumeria is Shutting Down

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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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Nov 18, 2015 12:22 AM CST
I presume.

I had it all Summer on the South side of my house with full sun from ~ 9 AM to ~ 5 PM. I transitioned it in mid to late September to the screen porch (behind the area where it had been) where it received screen filtered light for ~ the same hours. I brought it inside on Columbus Day cause temps were getting threatening. Inside it receives East window light.

I did notice its first leaf drop yesterday and another is quite brown. Soon I will take it to my basement grow area for the rest of Winter.

And in a matter of a few days, it will have a couple of companions from DrDawg - a rooted plant and a cutting. Obviously, wish me luck on all three, but particularly the unrooted cutting. I have never done one of those before.
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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Nov 18, 2015 12:30 PM CST
Wishing you luck! Just keep the cuttings dry till you are ready to plant it in spring. I still would wrap it with a wet paper towel once in a while to keep it from totally dehydrating.
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Nov 18, 2015 2:22 PM CST
Good luck David! Just keep cutting dry. Ignore, leave it alone..but watch occasionally. Smiling Don't be tempted to water if you seem to see the tip glisten, might just invite black rot...have to wait patiently for the leaf to form nicely when weather warms up nicely again. Seeing leaf claw forming does not count either, has to be at least one good leaf well formed before you can start watering again your cutting.

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