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eddieo
Sep 2, 2014 10:59 PM CST
Is mid-September too late to plant plumeria seeds in Texas?
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 3, 2014 5:07 AM CST

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Welcome! eddieo
In fact many people start seeds as a winter project, to get a head start on next year; just be sure to keep them warm! Seedlings ideally should not be allowed to go dormant their first year.
Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
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Txtea
Sep 3, 2014 5:38 AM CST
This sounds like a nice winter project. Where would one be able to get good seeds from?
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 3, 2014 5:46 AM CST

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Florida Colors is about to unveil their new website and they will have seeds on it.
Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
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Txtea
Sep 3, 2014 3:46 PM CST
Thanks for the information, hope there will be a heads up on the launch.

eddieo
Sep 3, 2014 10:08 PM CST
Thanks for the good information. It will be a fun winter project.
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drdawg
Sep 4, 2014 1:22 PM CST
Welcome! Eddieo.

I actually tried my hand at germinating my very first seeds last December. I had no clue what I was doing but of the 10-12 seeds, four germinated. The seeds were donated and were 6-8 months old, but I don't know if that had anything to do with the germination success (or lack of Sticking tongue out ). I destroyed two of the tiny seedlings by not taking the proper caution in their transplanting but the other two are growing well. They are each about 18" tall, well-rooted, lots of leaves, and growing in 1 gal pots. Since then I have started another 10 or so seedlings (spring) and as Hetty recommends, I will just have to find a place to over-winter all the seedlings in their pots fall and winter.
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 4, 2014 7:08 PM CST
I purchased all my seeds from Brad Buds and Blooms. Now I have enough seedlings to start a "forest" on my tiny yard. Yikes
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drdawg
Sep 4, 2014 8:33 PM CST
You are lucky, Gigi, at least you can plant them and forget them. All mine have to come in for five months! Sticking tongue out
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 7, 2014 4:21 PM CST
If we get below 40s this winter, I will keep them protected. They will be over 2 years old next spring and I'm hoping they will start blooming.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 7, 2014 6:00 PM CST

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Make sure they have plenty of room to stretch their roots in the spring, and feed them well.
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drdawg
Sep 7, 2014 6:15 PM CST
Below 40! Confused I worry about temperatures below 20 for goodness sakes. Whistling
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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 9, 2014 10:44 PM CST
Will do Hetty! I'm hopeful that my plumerias will bloom well next year.

Ken 20's Brrrrrr!!!!
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drdawg
Sep 10, 2014 6:14 AM CST
The "real" world, Gigi.......... Whistling
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eddieo
Sep 19, 2014 2:03 AM CST
Speaking of Autumn plumeria, last week I received an order from Doug at Plumeria Gardens Maui. For the single price of a 3 tipped rooted Donald Angus Red, he included two 3 tipped unrooted Kaneohe Sunbursts Acorn and a single tipped "mystery" plumeria that is 16 inches tall and an inch and a half thick. All four plants are already producing vigorously growing leaves. I should have about two more months of outdoor growing time before I have to bring them inside for the winter.

eddieo
Sep 19, 2014 2:26 AM CST
to TxTea. I have 5 or 6 viable Three King Plumeria seeds I will send to you if you want them Hurray! I tip my hat to you. Big Grin Green Grin! Thumbs up
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 19, 2014 3:31 AM CST

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MPG have always been generous to their customers.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Sep 19, 2014 7:00 AM CST
To update my post, here are some pictures of those 15 seedlings. The two that were germinated last December are now between 24" and 32" tall (the bench is 18" high). They are really growing fast. The other 13 were germinated between May 15 and June 15. I will leave them all outside as long as possible, hopefully until mid to late October and then they'll over-winter in one of the GH's. My plan is to put them all on a heat mat, just to be sure their roots stay nice and warm. I have an 18x36" heat mat and they all should fit on that one mat. I hope that's a good plan. This will be the first time I have had seedlings to over-winter.


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Name: James
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Txtea
Sep 19, 2014 8:19 PM CST
eddieo that sounds wonderful. Will be sending you a Tmail. Thank you. Hurray!
Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 20, 2014 4:34 PM CST
You definitely got a great deal eddieo!

Ken they are looking happy and healthy!
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