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Aug 22, 2015 2:44 PM CST
Name: Mary
Glendale, Arizona (Zone 9b)
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I am new to plumerias. I just ordered seeds. What is the best way to sprout them?

Thanks so much,
Mary
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Aug 22, 2015 3:33 PM CST

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Mary - I personally put them in vermiculite (wing part up) and mist them daily. There are many other methods.
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Aug 22, 2015 3:46 PM CST
Name: Mary
Glendale, Arizona (Zone 9b)
Region: Arizona Enjoys or suffers hot summers Seed Starter Roses Plumerias Morning Glories
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Thanks. Will get vermiculite. Have never done this. I am thankful for all the help I can get!

Mary
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Aug 22, 2015 3:56 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Aug 22, 2015 4:25 PM CST
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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I started mine in a plug tray with seed starting mix. I think I had two that didn't germinate. This is a picture of my seedlings it was taken in the spring they were just coming out of dormancy. I started them two years ago.
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Aug 22, 2015 5:29 PM CST
Name: Mary
Glendale, Arizona (Zone 9b)
Region: Arizona Enjoys or suffers hot summers Seed Starter Roses Plumerias Morning Glories
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That is quite an impressive collection of "seedlings"! Hoping for the best here.
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Aug 22, 2015 6:34 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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2 years?! I wonder if I have time to start my seeds. I need to live a looooong time to see them become trees!
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Aug 22, 2015 8:08 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Aug 22, 2015 8:14 PM CST
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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They actually grow pretty quick if I would have repotted them into a bigger pot sooner they would have been a lot bigger
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Aug 22, 2015 9:05 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Was going to say, Heath "you're gonna need some bigger pots". They do grow really fast in the spring/summer weather.

My starts from cuttings (about the size of your biggest seedling) have more than doubled in size since I got them last fall. But you have to take advantage of the warm summer weather to let them grow like crazy. In fact, one of the rooted cuttings I got from Ken is over 4ft. tall now and has already bloomed.
Elaine

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Aug 22, 2015 9:53 PM CST
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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I actually just finished reporting them today. I was hesitant to repot them because I don't have the space to keep them in the winter. So now I have to insulate my storage building and heat it and light it..... Looks like the lawn mower is staying out side all winter Whistling
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Aug 23, 2015 5:52 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Yep, I turn part of my garage into "Plumeria Storage", building a (temporary) greenhouse that is about 6' W, 10' L, 7' T. I do heat it but use the smallest heater I have since this greenhouse is wrapped in solar blanket material. Since there is some natural light in this greenhouse, I could probably keep the plumeria going through the fall/winter months, though they went last year without a drop of water and were in full dormancy. I may experiment and keep some of them watered and leafed this year.
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