Plumeria forum: Saved a tree!!

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 14, 2010 5:11 PM CST

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This tree (a 'Miami Rose) was on a lot where a house is being demolished next week; I spoke with the owner who told me they couldn't save it and I was welcome to help myself to the branches. Well, I did better than that: I got the tree adopted by the Naples Botanical Garden, who removed it in its entirety and it will now grace our gardens there.
Hurray!

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Name: Marianne
Fort Myers, FL (Zone 10b)
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eclecticuno
Dec 15, 2010 8:10 AM CST
Good job, Hetty!!
Name: Jeri Nicholson
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jeri11
Dec 19, 2010 7:51 AM CST
Congrats Hetty!!! Next you will be moving mountains!!! LOL!!!
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Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Dec 26, 2010 12:56 PM CST
need answer, two days ago I found very,very tiny white bugs/flies on my plumeria, and spots on some leaves, I did spray lightly with bug spray but does not seem to do anything to the bugs, and they are so small you can hardly see them,any sugestions, or answers.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 26, 2010 1:36 PM CST

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Doris, I assume this is inside? Whitefly is a common problem in greenhouses I am told. I would google for best remedies since I don't ever have this here.
Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Dec 26, 2010 1:42 PM CST
Thank you Hetty, yes they are inside.
Name: Anita Crusoe
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Diamond919
Dec 26, 2010 9:34 PM CST
I have a question... I have 4 plumeria cuttings that I am trying to root. They don't have roots, yet but the leaves are starting to form on the tops of the cuttings. They have been getting bottom heat from being on top of my fridge. I watered them when I potted them maybe 3 months ago. I understaand Plumerias like to be dry but is it time to start watering once every 2 weeks or 10 days or so? I also have a lighted plant stand so they can get several hours of light per day. I'm not sure what to do now??? LoL Help!!!
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 27, 2010 6:00 AM CST

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Without roots they have no way to absorb the water and they will rot. If they look a bit dry you can mist them.
Name: Anita Crusoe
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Diamond919
Dec 27, 2010 6:53 AM CST
Do I wait to water when the leaves are fully developed? What tells me roots are formed?
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 27, 2010 2:35 PM CST

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USUALLY leaves means roots. But not always!
The only way to be sure is - look and see if you have roots. But when you have leaves developing fully it is usually safe to water sparingly.
I saw you said 'they don't have roots yet' - so this is why I cautioned against watering.
Name: Anita Crusoe
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Diamond919
Dec 27, 2010 10:12 PM CST
I have tiny leaves. they are barely forming
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 28, 2010 3:38 AM CST

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Then please give it more time
Name: Anita Crusoe
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Diamond919
Dec 28, 2010 7:00 AM CST
Thanks Hetty! I didn't want to take a chance on damaging the roots system by lifting the cuttings. I read once the leaves begin to form the roots begin to form. And I read that once I have 3/4 leaves that have grown to be 2-3 inches I can water sparingly once per week. Is that also a good time to begin fertilizing?
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 28, 2010 11:14 AM CST

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I would not fertilize at this time of year; they break dormancy in February/March and I would fertilize then.
You can give the stalk a slight 'tug' to see if it holds in the soil, that is a good indication that it has started rooting.
Name: Anita Crusoe
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Diamond919
Dec 28, 2010 1:38 PM CST
Thanks Hetty!
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Name: Susan B
East Tennessee (Zone 6b)
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lakesidecallas
Feb 24, 2011 6:43 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
Congratulations on saving that tree!
Name: Online public--Cyra
Central CA (Zone 9a)
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cyra
Apr 16, 2013 9:59 AM CST
Agreed....(grin) and may it "live long and prosper"!

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