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brogarden
Sep 20, 2016 12:14 PM CST
I recently was given several very large plumeria cuttings, each which have several branches and leaves.. The largest cuttimg was about 5 feet tall. Can I plant the cuttings as they are, directly in soil? Do I need to cut the branches and make smaller cuttings, remove the leaves? Also some of them have remnants of flowers on them(red stems and buds). Do I remove those?
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 20, 2016 12:26 PM CST
Welcome! brogaden

It would help to know your climate zone.
If in zone 10 (or 9b) you can plant these large cuttings straight in the ground. I would clip off (not tear off) all the leaves and yes, the inflorescence as well, however hard that is to do.
We're getting a little late in the year for rooting so you want to give it the best possible start. Don't water until you see new leaves emerge.

brogarden
Sep 20, 2016 4:30 PM CST
brogarden said:I recently was given several very large plumeria cuttings, each which have several branches and leaves.. The largest cutting was about 5 feet tall. Can I plant the cuttings as they are, directly in soil? Do I need to cut the branches and make smaller cuttings, remove the leaves? Also some of them have remnants of flowers on them(red stems and buds). Do I remove those?


I also forgot to ask if I need to let the the cuttings sit aside for some time. I've seen several videos of people saying not to plant new cuttings for several days up to several weeks.

Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 20, 2016 6:48 PM CST
A large cutting like that doesn't usually need to callous. Whatever you do - do not make a new cut and there is NO NEED TO WATER until there are roots.

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