Hello, I new to the forum and since I really like plumerias since my wife and I got back from Hawaii we decided to start a nice garden.
1st, this is my first attempt to try plumerias. I've done a lot of research but think it's best to ask my questions instead of looking for them on the web.
2nd, I have 2 plumeria cuttings I brought back from Hawaii (Honolulu) that just now sprouted 2 3 inch leaves. woo hoo. it worked!
3rd, I bought some more cutting online from Amazon that came from Maui or somewhere else in Hawaii. Those don't seem to be doing so great. the green folded stems seem to burn on top. (Is it wise to give them direct sunlight for newly planted cuttings?)
4th, I bought 6 plumerias from Home Depot during their Hawaii week. Very nice. All about 1 to 1 1/2 feet in size with lots of leaves that were brought up from Anaheim nursery.
5, My problem/questions. The ones I bought from home depot I re-potted in a nicer stable pot than they came in. I'm starting to notice after two days that the leaves are drooping
I used Miracle grow potting soil mixed with a lot of perlite. About a 1 bag to 1 bag ratio as I did with my cutting that are growing. I think I may have packed them to tight in the new pot. In the old pot the stock was very loose and flimsy as if they could actually fall over or be pulled out. --- Did I pack the soil to tight to cause the drooping of the leaves?
6. I read adding decorative rock on top of the soil was great to increase heat for the plumeria. So they all got some river rock bought from home depot about 1/2 inch thick on top. -- Could that be not good for the plant?
FYI: all plants have 6+ hours of direct sunlight. I live in Sacramento CA and it's been really hot lately. 90 degree to 100 degree weather.
Any help would be very greatly appreciated.