Plumeria forum: Potting up plumaria

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Jan 6, 2015 4:11 PM CST
.I've had a plumeria in a pot for years and it's time to transplant it to a larger one...I live in southeast Texas...I believe we're zone 9....when is the best time to transplant....I'm aware that it's dormant right now....Thanks for your help and I'm looking forward to explore this website...
Name: Lin
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Jan 6, 2015 7:03 PM CST
Hi mjramon, Welcome!

I think I'd wait until the weather warms up in spring to re-pot. Do you keep the Plumeria inside during the winter? I've read that some folks unpot their Plumies for the winter and store them in a cool dry place until spring. We have a forum specifically for Plumeria that you might be interested in. @Dutchlady1 is our resident expert on these beautiful plants and I know she will have some advice for you on repotting. I have one large plumeria that I put in the ground last spring but if we should have a freeze predicted I will have to dig it up or I will lose it. I will probably put it in the garage until @ March when I know winter is over for us.

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Jan 6, 2015 7:10 PM CST
Hello mjramon! I would wait till your temps are consistently stable, 55F to 60F or higher. Smiling
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Jan 6, 2015 7:17 PM CST


Welcome! mjramon!
Both plantladylin and tarev gave you good advice. As soon as your plumeria starts to break dormancy (the tips start 'glistening' and/or new leaves appear) is the best time to step the plant up to a bigger pot. Always make sure your mix drains well (I add about 1/3 perlite to any good potting soil), and at that time you might want to add a well balanced time-release fertilizer.
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Name: Cheryl
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Jan 6, 2015 8:26 PM CST
Welcome! I mjramom! I am in south Texas Zone 9a near Houston. I leave my potted plumeria alone in the winter. I don't fuss with them much. They only get water if they have leaves, which are about 3 of my NOID varieties. All my repotting and other plumeria activity happens in the spring. DutchLady is full of the best information here! You will learn a lot from her. Welcome! Are you plumeria (and other plants) protected from the cold blast we are in for tomorrow??
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Jan 6, 2015 9:19 PM CST
I have already welcomed you, Mary Jane, but welcome again. I told you that you would have plenty of suggestions from knowledgeable folks here on ATP. Did you tell everyone you are here because of me? *Blush*

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Jan 6, 2015 11:15 PM CST
Thank you all so much.... I brought my big plumeria inside.....Ok...spring it'll be...can't wait...I don't like this weather too much....I'm from Victoria shadygreenthumb....ladies and've all been very helpful.

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