Plumeria forum: Advice needed on rust

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Name: Elfrieda
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida (Zone 10a)
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orchidgal
Oct 21, 2014 4:48 PM CST
I have a couple of good size plumeria trees in the ground, and one in a huge pot. I love the flowers, but am not really a huge fan because of the mess from the dropped leaves. For some years now the leaves develop rust, late in the season, when some the leaves are beginning to drop anyway.
I know that some years ago I was told that the rust problem usually always happens and there is no cure. I was worried at that time thinking the rust would spread to my other plants (especially my orchids).
So, is there still no cure ? I pick up the rust laden leaves as soon as they drop and also pick some of them off (those I can reach), since they going to drop soon anyway.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 21, 2014 6:30 PM CST

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The rust starts the defoliation process in preparation for dormancy. I don't sweat it. Personally, I walk around and take off the ugly leaves while on my morning or evening walk.
Name: Elfrieda
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida (Zone 10a)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Hibiscus Sempervivums Sedums Dragonflies
Herbs Roses Foliage Fan Annuals Cut Flowers Ferns
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orchidgal
Oct 22, 2014 6:52 AM CST
Thanks; that's what I've been doing. I did look up the rust problem and there are a couple of suggestions for sprays. May I will try something in early spring.
Thank You!
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