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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
May 26, 2015 6:30 PM CST
2 years ago I got on brads buds and blooms website went through and ordered a bunch of the cheapest seeds I could find.I know I still have a couple of years to see any blooms. but I would like to see more of them branching out. Is there any suggestions and how this could be done or will that happen over time? I only plan on keeping two of each verity.This is what I got.
6 sarian's curly pink
7 pupukea crepe
5 slaughters pink
5 yellow jack
3 sea breeze
2 courtade pink
4 celandine
2 4308
5 Thornton lilac
2 gigantea

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
May 26, 2015 6:39 PM CST

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You have a nice collection of seedlings.
Now remember, these are meant to be TREES so they aren't going to bloom until they get a little bigger. Meanwhile, if you cut off the tip they will branch, but you forfeit the possibility of blooms for that year.
So I'm afraid PATIENCE is what you need......
By the way - Plumeria do not come true from seed, so when you say you have '5 Yellow Jack' what you in fact have is 5 SEEDLINGS OF Yellow Jack. They will be different from the parent plant and - this is the good part - they will be yours to name!!
Keep us posted on their progress Thumbs up
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
May 26, 2015 7:16 PM CST
Ya I read that thay wouldn't be true to seed. But I also read that can resemble the parent plant. So hopefully they will be close to what I order. Since I still got time before thay bloom I will cut off some the tips and see what happens. thanks for the help.
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
May 26, 2015 8:38 PM CST
How much of the tip should l cut off.
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
May 26, 2015 8:41 PM CST
Since I want to root what I cut, I always want a 12-18" cutting for rooting purposes. Others will have other criteria.
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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
May 26, 2015 8:48 PM CST
That would be like cutting mine in half should I let them get taller or just cut them. I would hate to kill them.
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
May 26, 2015 9:44 PM CST
If it were mine I would let it get taller. They are just starting to wake up now so you would see a significant change in a month or so. My seedlings are all from Brad Buds and Blooms too and they are about the same age as yours. Some of mine have branched out as seedlings.

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
May 27, 2015 3:07 AM CST

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Heath, I looked at your pictures again. Your plants are getting a bit spindly at the tip, they might benefit from being stepped up to bigger pots. You'll see them really start to grow when you do that.
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
May 27, 2015 7:20 PM CST
Ya I repoted a couple of them.but the problem is I'm running out of room to store them in the winter.when I ordered the seed's I didn't expect all of them to germinate. I'm glad they did but I had to build a grow box for them. witch has work good but if that get much taller they won't fit. What I need is a big greenhouse. I got a bad habit of getting more than I should.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
May 27, 2015 7:30 PM CST

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It is a known problem Whistling Hilarious!
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drdawg
May 27, 2015 8:05 PM CST
Boy, is it ever. Sticking tongue out Sighing! Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
May 27, 2015 8:15 PM CST
The bad part is I'm thinking about ordering some more. I work a second job at a greenhouse.so I could always bring my plant there. But we start running out of room in about the middle of February and March with spring plants. Sighing!
Name: Missy
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Zazinnia
May 30, 2015 5:54 PM CST
Were the seeds hard to germinate?
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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
May 30, 2015 6:30 PM CST
Depending on the variety, and the freshness of the seeds, some are easy to germinate. I have 50% to 100% germination rate on the seeds I bought from Brad Buds & Blooms. That's how I ended up with 60+ seedlings. My DH keep finding pots with seedlings so my item count is sure to grow. Hilarious!

Best time to grow them is late spring or around summer time.

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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
May 30, 2015 9:23 PM CST
Just about everyone of mine germinated.I also ended up with over 60 seedlings. I think I got a little over 40 left. I gave a lot away.they are fun to grow.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 30, 2015 9:38 PM CST
In what medium do you all propagate your plumeria? I have tried and failed in pure perlite. Do you use half perlite and potting soil? Any sand??
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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
May 30, 2015 9:57 PM CST
Anytime I'm starting seeds I like to use a seed starting mix you can buy it at just about any Home Depot store
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 30, 2015 9:58 PM CST
Do you cover to increase humidity? Full Sun? I am asking because I am going to plant the newest seeds off my tree soon.
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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
May 30, 2015 10:21 PM CST
I didn't but I started them in a greenhouse. I used a seed tray with seed starting mix and I just kept them watered regularly and didn't let them dry out.I was surprised on how fast they germinated and how many of them germinated.good luck with yours let me know how they turn out.
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
May 30, 2015 11:25 PM CST
I just planted mine in a seed starting mix too just like any seeds. I didn't cover mine and they were initially inside on the window sill of south facing window. I didn't let the soil get too wet but O also misted them so they don't totally dry outl
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