Plumeria forum: Whats wrong with my cutting?

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Name: Kim
Nederland Texas (Zone 9a)
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KimmiesPlummies
Nov 17, 2011 12:37 PM CST
Hello Everyone,
I was checking on my cuttings last night because its been 4wks
and on one of my cuttings i saw this. Will it survive?
No roots yet i planted this one using egg method with heat mats and growlights.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 17, 2011 2:47 PM CST

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Kim, that is not looking good. It looks like you may have rot at least in the back section of the branch. And since it seems to come from the center, it could spread.
Step no. 1: take a needle and prick in the section just above the middle where it looks the blackest. See what color sap comes out, if any. If the sap is white you're fine. If the sap is black or clear, do NOT prick anywhere else since you could spread the rot. Then it will be cutting time.... but let's take it one step at a time.... Thumbs up
Name: Kim
Nederland Texas (Zone 9a)
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KimmiesPlummies
Nov 17, 2011 6:00 PM CST
Hi Hetti
So I just poked a needle in the ugliest spot and it came out white
Does it mean it'll be OK? My cutting are all dried out there's no moist in the clear containers. So I should leave it alone?
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 17, 2011 7:08 PM CST

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White is good. Maybe it had some sunburn?
If you feel they are getting too dehydrated you are allowed to mist it lightly from time to time.
Name: Kim
Nederland Texas (Zone 9a)
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KimmiesPlummies
Nov 18, 2011 7:50 AM CST
I dunno if its sunburn or not its been under growlights. Just hope for the best i guess.
Yes i think i will mist these babies. Thank You Hetti.
Name: Kim
Nederland Texas (Zone 9a)
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KimmiesPlummies
Nov 19, 2011 2:14 PM CST
Hi Hetti
So I just poked a needle in the ugliest spot and it came out white
Does it mean it'll be OK? My cutting are all dried out there's no moist in the clear containers. So I should leave it alone?
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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Dutchlady1
Nov 19, 2011 3:39 PM CST

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Yes.

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