Plumeria forum: Happy and sad

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Dmwade
Apr 16, 2016 7:28 AM CST
FedEx just delivered my Divine plumeria from Jungle Jacks.
I am concerned that it may have come with mealy bugs. I dabbed the white areas with alcohol but should I do anything else? I am a newbie to plumeria and live in the Phoenix area so this will be an outdoor potted plant.
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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Apr 16, 2016 1:48 PM CST
I don't think the white on the tip are mealy bugs, I think it is just a white sap that dried out. I love my Divine it is a prolific bloomer. I've had mine since 2012, here's the blooms.

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I never found bugs on mine but they do get rust.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 16, 2016 3:26 PM CST

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Hard to tell if they are bugs or sap, as Gigi said. If they move, and you think they are bugs I would notify the seller for sure.
Name: Mary
Glendale, Arizona (Zone 9b)
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Azgarden
Apr 16, 2016 3:49 PM CST
Gigi your Divine is beautiful. Lovey dubby Hope mine blooms this year. Crossing Fingers! The leaves are starting to appear.
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Apr 16, 2016 5:13 PM CST
Mary, you will love this one. Mine normally produces 3 tips for every bloom but it is on a small pot I have buds but noticed it stop giving me multiple tips.
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Name: Mary
Glendale, Arizona (Zone 9b)
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Azgarden
Apr 16, 2016 7:37 PM CST
Interesting, Gigi. Mine has 3 tips and I love the compact size. The gallon pot is full of roots. Should I give it time to leaf out more before up potting? Confused
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 17, 2016 3:45 AM CST

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Now is a very good time to step up to a bigger pot since the Plumeria are in full-on growing mode.
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Apr 17, 2016 11:19 AM CST
I agree with Hetty. I have mine in a 5 gallon shallow ceramic pot. Mine stayed 2 and a half feet tall and I've had it for a few years. I do like the compact look so it will stay on this pot for some time.
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