Plumeria forum: Plumeria growth after cutting off rot

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Mangogirl
Apr 15, 2012 9:44 AM CST
I live in Jacksonville, Florida and we do get a couple hard freezes here each winter, so I grow my plumeria in pots in the ground. I lift the pots in the winter and keep them in the garage. This past winter, I lifted them in plenty of time and kept them in the garage where it never reached freezing. I never watered them for the entire 6 weeks they were in the garage - not even once. Nevertheless, I still had one that developed rot at the tip. I still don't know why or how. I'm baffled. But anyway, I cut off the rotten part low enough to make sure I had pure white flesh and no rot was left. Wanted to show photos of the new growth to any newbies that don't know what to expect after that. It is always exciting to see that the plant is still alive and going to make it.

By the way, like pinching back a plant to promote bushiness, cutting back is also a way to promote multilple tips (branches). It looks like I will have either three or four new tips from this one. I will post photos again in a few weeks to show progress.

Carol
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 15, 2012 9:49 AM CST

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Very nice illustration - and as to why you had rot after all, we may never know.... sometimes it just happens..
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
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chefmike92
Apr 16, 2012 5:58 PM CST



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this one got snapped of 2 years ago put on another branch which bloomed last year and 2 more that didnt bloom my sister didnt like the looks of it so we cut 3 cuttings off of it she threw this in the garbage and i know its ugly but it is growing branches witch i will cut and root for new trees in the next 2 years....free plumeria!!!

so never throw out your plumeria sticks if you cut them and there white there is hope!




the last pics an update this is why never toss plumeria they are tough plants look at this growth in less then a year
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i will most likely cut the growth off next year and cut the log in to 3 and root to make new free plumeria i figure 3-5 per year !!
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Mangogirl
Apr 16, 2012 6:18 PM CST
Mike your photos are so interesting - and far better than mine. My camera is pretty new and I need to practice (and probably read the manual). I can see where my camera focused on something in the background rather than on the subject.

I'm with you regarding your sister's discards. I would have jumped into the trash bin after them, too! I have a hard time throwing anything away (even plants I don't like).

Thanks for sharing your photos!

Carol
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
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chefmike92
Apr 16, 2012 6:35 PM CST
thanks carol your pics are great mine are taken with high megapixel and when i push 1/2 way down it showes a box on what it is focusing on but let me tell you i only posted the best im no expert i have 5-8 more that are not that great!!! one problem i have is mine load so slow because of the sharpness.

i just thought it could give others the incentive DONT THROW AWAY PLANTS!!!

mike

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Mangogirl
Apr 18, 2012 7:41 AM CST
Hey Mike, what is the white twist tie for in your second photo? Does it hold a label?

Carol
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 18, 2012 8:09 AM CST

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Looks like a wire for an aluminum label to me. Enlarging the picture shows part of the label itself! Smiling

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Mangogirl
Apr 18, 2012 10:32 AM CST
Aw Hetty, too smart! Thanks!
Name: Pegi Putnam
Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
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Samigal
Apr 18, 2012 11:28 AM CST
Ah, guess I will have to put a few dollars away now and then to buy a high pixil camera. The pictures are great!! Went to a gardening round up in my area and the talk turned to plumeria plants, so next year I'm expected to produce cuttings for all the gardners. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Plumerias Orchids Tropicals
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chefmike92
Apr 18, 2012 12:30 PM CST
yes it is i had to start labeling all my cuttings so i gently hung one on that my memory would never let me remember its not tight the wind blew it off one day LOL

but as usual Hetty has that keen eye

mike

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