Plumeria forum: Problem with Plumeria

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Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
May 7, 2016 9:37 AM CST
I have a couple of limbs of my plumeria that are not showing leaves. This plant has 3 major branches and one branch has leaves. The other two don't. Is there something here that is causing a problem? Here is a close up of the tip. Thanks for the help.

Anole
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
May 7, 2016 11:34 AM CST
Perhaps just an idiosyncrasy. Plumeria do strange things and when they are coming out of dormancy, each plant, and sometimes each tip, has its own cycle. Of my 75+ potted plants, the majority of mine still are not actively leafing out. I need more hot days and warm night for them to really get going. For the last month we have bounced around from lows in the upper 40's to upper 60's, and days from highs in the 60's to mid-80's. Plumeria do better with warmer conditions and more consistently in those warmer temperatures.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
May 7, 2016 9:04 PM CST
Patience will be your friend John, sometimes they do take their sweet time. I find if my temps are going consistent mid 70's to mid 80's I have better leafing but I position my plant in part sun/shade. Unfortunately we got back to mid 50's so they are sitting pretty, except for the Celadine, which is enjoying the conditions and is leafing.
Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
May 8, 2016 8:15 AM CST
Ken, Tarev thanks for the info. I guess I am impatient.


Anole
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
May 8, 2016 8:54 AM CST
Don't you grow orchids, @anole aka John?
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Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
May 8, 2016 10:22 AM CST
Ken, I have only one Phalaenopsis, here is a picture that I took last year. It bloomed again this year. I have had a few over the years but my ignorance led to their demise. I am hoping to keep this one going.

Ken, what has me confused about my Plumeria is that I have an identical plant a few feet away that is going great with new leaves and has one branch with a bloom. I didn't know that they could be so contrary. I also have a (3) two year old plants that have new leaves and are doing great too!

John
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
May 8, 2016 10:37 AM CST
John, though your weather is warmer sooner than mine, knowing that you have some of the plumeria leafing out and even growing inflo., tells me that the single plant not doing so is just being stubborn, for lack of a better word. Give it time. I am sure nothing is wrong.

The reason I asked about orchids is that anyone who grows many of them learns the fine art of patience. Also, I find Phal. more difficult to grow than the vast majority of what I grow. If you can grow Phal. successfully (and you have shown that you can), more warm-tolerant orchids (think Cattleya Alliance) will be easier to grow in Thibodaux.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
May 8, 2016 6:06 PM CST
John, I also feel antsy at times when my Plumies are taking their sweet time. But I have learned, as long as the stick is not showing any signs of rotting and remains firm, then it is just waiting for the right conditions, whatever it is. I try not to move the plant too much anymore, once I find a good partial sun/shade spot so it can acclimate and go on. Once it is leafing properly then I find the sunniest spot I can find for it since it really enjoys full sun.
Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
May 9, 2016 4:34 AM CST
Tarev, thanks for the advice, I will keep an eye out for any rot. I do keep it in an area where it gets the sun for most of the day.

Ken, I will check out the orchid you recommended for this area, I have been reluctant to grow orchids because I thought they required too much time and care. In a few years I will be retired and have the time.

John
Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
May 30, 2016 7:41 AM CST
My plumeria has started to show leaves on the areas that I thought were problems, it appears that instead of continuing to extend the one branch, it has started several new branches. I just had to be patient as was recommended.
thanks

Anole
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
May 30, 2016 8:11 AM CST
Yep, multi-tips on the way. Hurray!
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