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Jul 10, 2015 5:53 PM CST
Name: KadieD
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Someone gave me this cutting of dwarf white plumeria. Is it diseased? Can it be saved?

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Jul 10, 2015 6:22 PM CST

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It's not super healthy. I'd start by clipping (not tearing) off the leaves, then maybe spray it with some insecticide and see how the new leaves come in. Is it rooted yet?
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Jul 10, 2015 6:33 PM CST
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
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Not in soil yet...Hetty.
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Jul 10, 2015 6:38 PM CST

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OK then DEFINITELY follow the procedure as above. Root in pure perlite or at least 1/2 perlite; these types are not easy to root.
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Jul 10, 2015 7:38 PM CST
Name: KadieD
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Thanks Hetty. I got them 3 days ago, should I cut a little bit off the bottom.
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Jul 11, 2015 4:00 AM CST
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
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Also, I was perusing older threads that said to cut off inflo of cuttings. I don't know what an inflo is.
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Jul 11, 2015 4:54 AM CST

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The inflo is the bloom stalk; yours doesn't appear to have one, but yes, I do recommend cutting them off because the cutting will devote energy to blooming when it should be rooting.

Do not cut the bottom. A cutting should be well calloused before starting the rooting process.

It will take a little while before you see new leaves emerge. The cutting will only need heat - no water - during the rooting process.
Good luck!
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Jul 11, 2015 10:00 AM CST
Name: Gigi Adenium
Florida (Zone 9b)
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Good luck on this one Kadie, looks dehydrated but hopefully this will root for you! Hurray!
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Jul 11, 2015 2:32 PM CST
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
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Thanks so much for the help! This is my first venture into rooting plumerias. Sticking tongue out
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Jul 24, 2015 7:03 AM CST
San Diego (Zone 10a)
Region: California Plumerias Roses
Will the Epsom salt help these weird forming leaves??? *Blush* *Blush*
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Crying Crying
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Jul 24, 2015 7:14 AM CST

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That could be spider mites..... Thumbs down
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Jul 24, 2015 7:15 AM CST
San Diego (Zone 10a)
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Spider mites can cause that curve? Jowly cow!!!! Should I cut all leaves off?
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Jul 24, 2015 6:48 PM CST
Name: Gigi Adenium
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If it's mine I would. It is still early in the season that the leaves will regrow.
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Jul 29, 2015 9:11 AM CST
San Diego (Zone 10a)
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Okay..this does not look good....does this mean no more flowers?? What happened?
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Jul 29, 2015 9:21 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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I have never seen anything like this, Mark, but could it be slugs/snails?
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Jul 29, 2015 9:21 AM CST

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Yeah, your buds dried up. A side effect from the spider mites I am afraid... Thumbs down
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Jul 29, 2015 9:29 AM CST
San Diego (Zone 10a)
Region: California Plumerias Roses
Geeeshhh Angry Angry spider mites are in this season Crying Crying Grumbling Grumbling
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Jul 29, 2015 9:34 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
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Wow, spider mites huh. Where are the webs? I always look for webs though seldom see any. If I do see webbing I just blast the plants leaves with water ,bottom and top, and do it every day for 3-4 days. That seems to do the trick. I don't think they like water.
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Jul 29, 2015 1:10 PM CST
Name: Gigi Adenium
Florida (Zone 9b)
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A couple of mine look like that too but not because of spider mites. It's been raining a lot and the buds are falling off one by one.
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Jul 29, 2015 1:15 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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Yes, spider mites. Same happened to mine. I did a lot of things but had to resort to insecticide since they -were on, still on Grumbling most of my plumeria. The good news is the inflo continued on the one infested and I got a flower the other day so I must have killed off some of them. @dr.dawg, I never saw any webbing or bugs or other symptoms at all.
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