Plumeria forum: Thanks for the invite Hetty.

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Sep 19, 2010 5:11 PM CST
I appreciate the invitation and I'll be happy to contribute to the discussions when I'm able to.
I've only been collecting Plumeria for about 13 years now so I'm still in the beginners stage of learning about them. Just when I get to thinking I've got a pretty good handle on them, they jump up and show me just how little I really know.

I discovered a little Kimo seedling today that is developing an Inflo with buds unlike any I've seen before. I'm wondering if any of you have seen plumeria buds shaped like these.

Thanks again Hetty!
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Name: Hetty
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Sep 19, 2010 5:43 PM CST


Glad to have you join us, Dewaine.
Oh those are wicked looking buds! I would for sure take daily pictures of their development, that is intriguing. Maybe you have developed a completely new flower shape.
Anyone else have insight?
Name: Davie Brooks II
Yuma, AZ
Sep 22, 2010 4:48 PM CST
Hi Dewaine, I had a seedling do something similar, not quite to the extreme you are seeing. The first 10-20 bloome were like that. The flowers came out folded...which was very pretty...unfortunaltely it eventually stopped and the folded petals with it.

Sep 22, 2010 5:33 PM CST
Thanks for the feedback Davie. I've learned not to get my hopes up too high when it comes to seedlings. But one can still hope.

Name: Robert B
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This is the result of the inflo coming out of winter, I too had this happen to my Kimo with near same results.
Makes for the most unusual shaped flower, but seems to be a nutritional deficiency when this happens.
Some inflos become "hardened" or calloused during the winter, thus resulting this deformation of flower structure and growth habit.

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