Plumeria forum: Broken plumeria branch

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Myagerreff
Sep 2, 2016 9:56 AM CST
My darling 3 year old pulled on a branch of my pink plumeria. Can I save it without cutting it? These plants are my hobby and hold special meaning being that we broke them home from our honeymoon in Maui. I've attached some photos from 3 different angles. Right now the branch is being held up by the house but the pictures were taken with no support. TIA
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plantladylin
Sep 2, 2016 10:08 AM CST
Hi Myagerreff, Welcome!
If the branch is actually broken away from the main stem, I don't know if there's a way for it to heal but you can lop that branch off, let it sit out for about 24 to 48 hours to callous over and then plant it; it will form roots and you will have a new tree!

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Myagerreff
Sep 3, 2016 6:52 AM CST
Thanks. It doesn't appear to be broken completely off. It looks like he really bent it. It isn't hanging down just sits a little lower then usual. Will these branches ever mend themselves? Thank you for your response!
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Dutchlady1
Sep 3, 2016 8:04 AM CST

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I would splint it - it should be fine.
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 3, 2016 4:41 PM CST
I agree with the splint. I have had small cracks that have healed over time with just support from Popsicle sticks and painter's tape. Worth a try, right? I totally get that your plumeria are special. I have some very special ones that might just kill me if they died! Ok well maybe not but I would be very, very sad. Welcome! Welcome!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 3, 2016 4:47 PM CST
I'm so glad to hear that a branch will heal by splinting ... had no idea!
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