Plumeria forum: Trim the cutting?

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 7, 2016 10:47 AM CST
A pot fell over while i was on vacation and a 12" branch broke off my dwarf plumeria "Thumbelina". This is the ragged end. Should I trim it flat? Is a little soft. But the whole branch is looking dehydrated. That is why the pot fell over, not enough water and some winds.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jul 7, 2016 11:31 AM CST
I would trim it at an angle, just so the cut is clean and water will run off of it. It will probably branch regardless, but nothing wrong with a little insurance. Some folks sprinkle cinnamon on cut tips/branches, but I have never done so.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 7, 2016 12:36 PM CST
Done. Thanks for the tip@Drdawg. Perfect job for my new sharp pruning shears. I have used cinnamon before. But this time it was a challenge. The labels on my spice bottles are very old. First I grabbed cinnamon-sugar, then chili powder and then cumin before finally picking up the cinnamon bottle. I really need to get those bottle back in Alpha order!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jul 7, 2016 12:38 PM CST
Cheryl, I use top-grade cinnamon in the kitchen but have a bottle of "cheaper" cinnamon in both greenhouses. It is always handy when needed.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 7, 2016 12:43 PM CST
I have a small jar of cinnamon in the greenhouse. But it's too dang hot in there. So I worked in the kitchen and a/c today.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jul 7, 2016 1:18 PM CST
I'm with you there, Cheryl. I pop into the greenhouses only briefly. I try to stay out under the oaks or in the AC.
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