Propagating Plumerias - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by edwardaceves
August 7, 2006
What is the process to propagate plumerias from cuttings? The branches that I want to cut and grow are 3 to 4 feet long. Is it safe?

Answer from NGA
August 7, 2006
To propagate from cuttings, cut the stem about 2 feet below the end of the branch. Let the stem dry in the sun for two or three days. Then dust the cut end with a fungicide powder. Plant the plumerias cutting about 3 inches deep in the center of your pot. Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Rooting takes about a month in good sun light, but leaves won't show for about three months.

To propagate from seeds, remove the the seeds from the pod. Moisten them and place the seeds in a pot filled with one part loam, one part sand and one part peat moss. When the seedlings are 3 inches, transplant them to the acid soil.

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