Plumeria forum: Plumeria cuttings

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Name: Anita Crusoe
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Diamond919
Oct 24, 2010 1:21 PM CST
Hello,

I acquired some cuttings of Plumeria. A couple of the cuttings are starting to get crumpled. Are they okay or do I need to discard them?
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 24, 2010 2:22 PM CST

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Anita, how are you keeping them at this time of year? Are they in pots, stored, are you trying to root them? Are they being watered?
Some more info would be helpful, as would a picture.
Name: Anita Crusoe
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Diamond919
Oct 24, 2010 2:45 PM CST
I'm at work so unfortunately I cannot take a picture. I'm trying to root them in a perlite sphagnum vermicutlite mix. I only watered them once when I potted them. I am keeping them on top of my fridge for bottom heat. The other three look okay but one is starting to wither. I have only had them for about 3 weeks.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 24, 2010 5:23 PM CST

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It sounds like you're doing things right (although I would have left out the vermiculite)
When you get a chance take a picture, and it wouldn't hurt to pull it up to see what is going on underneath the soil.
Name: Anita Crusoe
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Diamond919
Nov 4, 2010 8:22 AM CST
I did pull up the cutting. No roots yet. I sitll haven't watered any more. For some reason the Plumeria looks like it's trying to rot from above.

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Name: Anita Crusoe
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Diamond919
Nov 16, 2010 4:22 PM CST
I did pull up the Plumeria. I didn't see anything significant from the bottom of the cutting. I think it looks worse above the soil than it does below the soil. I will remember to take a picture as soon as I get home.
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Name: Anita Crusoe
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Diamond919
Dec 8, 2010 3:08 PM CST
I finally got pictures of my Plumeria. The ends seemed to be more crumpled than the roots.

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Name: Anita Crusoe
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Diamond919
Feb 3, 2011 12:19 PM CST
One of my plummie cutting has a bloom showing but the leaves are not completely formed, yet. Should I go ahead and start watering? Or wait until the leaves are fully developed to start watering?
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 3, 2011 3:15 PM CST

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Often they will bloom even without roots. If you have no leaves I would not water.
You could grab the stick and gently give it a tug to see if it is rooted..... but be careful.
Name: Anita Crusoe
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Diamond919
Feb 11, 2011 1:08 PM CST
Do you have pictures of a full plumeria? Often only pictures of the bloom is posted. I would like to see the entire tree or shrub.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 11, 2011 2:09 PM CST

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Plumeria generally are trees, they can be a shrub for a short while, and of course there are dwarf varieties that will not get big.

Here are some examples:

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This is Plumeria stenopetala that has been grafted to form a 'standard' type tree.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 11, 2011 2:10 PM CST

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This is a medium sized Plumeria tree (variety is 'Aztec Gold')
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 11, 2011 2:11 PM CST

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This is an outstanding fully grown - well over 20 years old - plumeria tree. Some varieties are naturally more compact growers, whereas others are more lanky and tall growing.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 11, 2011 2:13 PM CST

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Here is an example of a tall growing tree, variety is 'Miami Rose'
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 11, 2011 2:14 PM CST

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Plumeria pudica is a variety that is more shrub-like, and is almost evergreen. I use them for hedges!!
Sadly, it lacks a fragrance.
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
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Perennialgirl
Feb 11, 2011 2:39 PM CST
Beautiful pics. Hetty! You are so fortunate to be able to grow them year round.
Name: Anita Crusoe
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Diamond919
Feb 11, 2011 3:37 PM CST
Those are beautiful! I'm making plans for my cuttings. I want to place them in a south sun area but I'm trying to figure the growing habit in my area. I don't know if it is going to get bushy or grow straight up. I know I have Rasberry and Kimo but I can't remember the other two varieties.
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