Plumeria forum: So Sad! Piduca Damage

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 1, 2013 7:16 PM CST
This is what I woke up to this morning. This is my Pink Piduca. Sad I think the rambunctious squirrels did this Angry I have stripped the main branch of leaves and left it to callous along with the small broken branch. Question is, this is a grafted plant. Will the broken branches be OK? Hints or suggestions welcomed. Crying

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 1, 2013 7:18 PM CST

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They should be ok yes but whack those squirrels when you get a chance Grumbling
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RobertB
Jul 1, 2013 9:47 PM CST
Crying
Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Jul 1, 2013 9:50 PM CST
Oh no!!!! Good thing is it looks like it broke off above the graft so I think you will have 2 Pink Pudicas. Hurray!
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 2, 2013 5:36 AM CST

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I agree
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 2, 2013 9:18 AM CST
Shoud I trim the broken top off the mother plant? Its pretty jagged and pointed. And since it is on a diagonal, a lot of branch is exposed.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 2, 2013 10:35 AM CST

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Yes, I would cut it flat with a sharp knife or clippers. You could also drizzle some wax on it to seal the top.
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 2, 2013 10:50 AM CST
Sharp knife-CHECK. Drizzle wax-CHECK. Thanks! (insert blowing kisses icon)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 2, 2013 11:01 AM CST

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I tip my hat to you.
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 9, 2013 5:06 PM CST
Before I had a chance to snip off the ragged top; before I could drip some wax on it; I see this lovely bit of green! Hurray!

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