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May 20, 2015 10:35 AM CST
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
Charter ATP Member
I believe arabicum is just not a good rootstock for obesum. Arabicum mostly blooms in the spring and is so slow growing, going dormant, when obesum doesn't need to go dormant. Here's a plant I've had for three years. The top part of the stem is green and growing, but the bottom is brownish, not growing. Hey?
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Here's the whole plant! Disappointing for having the buggar for so long.
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May 20, 2015 7:26 PM CST
Oahu, Hawaii
prune it again and re graft put different scion, socos, swazicums, etc
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May 21, 2015 12:09 PM CST
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
Charter ATP Member
I have been totally unsuccessful at grafting so far, eight careful tries. Following directions to the utmost. Owell!

This plant is not worth the effort anyway!
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May 21, 2015 11:19 PM CST
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
Adeniums Roses Plumerias Orchids Miniature Gardening Hibiscus
Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Butterflies Garden Ideas: Level 1
Wow, for a newbie like me, that looks pretty!
©by Gigi Plumeria "Gardening is my favorite pastime. I grow whatever plant that catches my attention." Plumeria Photos http://www.flickr.com/groups/c... plant photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/g...
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May 22, 2015 2:02 PM CST
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
Charter ATP Member
Yes, Gigi, the flower is OK, but the whole deal is a dump. That is a three year old plant! Other three year old plants have a lot more stem, caudex, and many more flowers. No problem! If you lived here, I'd give it to you in a mnute!

This is a 1 1/2 year old seedling.
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May 24, 2015 11:24 AM CST
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
Adeniums Roses Plumerias Orchids Miniature Gardening Hibiscus
Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Butterflies Garden Ideas: Level 1
Wow what a difference! I better pay attention on what I'm buying then.
©by Gigi Plumeria "Gardening is my favorite pastime. I grow whatever plant that catches my attention." Plumeria Photos http://www.flickr.com/groups/c... plant photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/g...
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