Plumeria forum: argh!!!!!

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Name: Carey
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careyana
Oct 4, 2011 6:05 PM CST
So I went outside a few minutes ago to water my plants...didn't see my pudica right away (it is kind of top heavy). Saw it laying down so went to pick it up...and the thing had practically been bitten in half!

I trimmed the worst of it off. The bitten part was just underneath most of the branching. Is it possible to re-root? Should I strip the leaves and try that way?
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 4, 2011 6:12 PM CST

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Take off the leaves, yes. They root very easily. I am just wondering what would have done that?
Name: Carey
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careyana
Oct 4, 2011 6:14 PM CST
I can't blame it on the deer since they already decided they didn't like the one up front. I would guess tree rat. They like to get mean whenever I don't leave them snacks. :/
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 4, 2011 6:16 PM CST

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It's a new one to me...
Name: Carey
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careyana
Oct 4, 2011 6:30 PM CST
As bad as our drought is, not much surprises me any more. :(
Name: Michael Hicks
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chefmike92
Oct 4, 2011 6:41 PM CST
I don't know what your problem is/was but i have had cuttings that im callousing diaper when i go looking something has picked it up and climbed down off my hot tub (4 ft high) and slip in the side where the pipes are!!!! i get most back but i never found 2 and one tip cutting turned in to a center cutting!!!!i think in my case its field mice/rats! not sure same thing but i started 40 brocc plants and 20 cabbage plants they where doing great till i moved them to water and then the next day ALL of them where gone i thought i was freaking out for a minute. it happens in my garden and there i think rabbits but i dont think rabbits jump on to a 4 ft hot tub! good luck how big was your tree? what kind was it? good luck !!!!

mike
Name: Carey
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careyana
Oct 4, 2011 10:46 PM CST
Mike, I might think mice or voles, but the bite marks were too big. I'm almost wondering if it may have been a raccoon. I know they've visited our back porch before...just funny that all the other plants were left alone.

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