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Name: Lucky
Sacramento CA (Zone 9b)
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luckyzl230
Jan 7, 2016 12:26 PM CST
Well, over a month ago I forced some of my plumerias to go to sleep and put them in my Recording Booth when I had an attack of the aphids.
Today, opened the door and saw that obviously don't want to go to sleep. There is a window in the recording booth so I guess the grow lights have shinned their way through the window. Though leaves don't look great, but none the less they are there and some have even sprouted high.

Should I bring them out or leave them in there. I was just going to check the soil and maybe give them a drink but was very surprised when I opened the door.


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Name: Hetty
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Jan 7, 2016 12:35 PM CST

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If you have a frost free place to put them, I would take them out. This year is flaunting all the rules with the strange weather we're having. Blinking
Name: Lucky
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luckyzl230
Jan 7, 2016 12:53 PM CST
Yeah, I have noticed that with the weather. I think I'll give them a drink just to moisten the soil and check on them in a couple of weeks. If they sprout more leaves I'll bring them out in the studio under the grow lights.
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tarev
Jan 8, 2016 10:04 AM CST
Lucky, keep them indoors for now, just by a good south facing window if you have one, or under your grow lights. At this time of the year with our cool night time temps still dipping in the low to mid 30's outdoors so easy for it to catch black rot at the tips. And we still got rain coming, so just be patient, let it do its leaf growing, but do not be tempted to bring it outdoors just yet, wait for temps to stabilize when we start hitting at least 60F to 70F.
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drdawg
Jan 8, 2016 1:30 PM CST
We will be a balmy 62F on Saturday then all hell breaks loose. We won't get out of the 30's Sunday and I'll wake up Monday to the tune of 17F! Our lows the rest of the week won't be above the mid-20's. Ouch. Crying
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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Jan 11, 2016 1:08 PM CST
Brrrr Ken, I was freezing getting out of the house at 60's this morning.
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drdawg
Jan 11, 2016 1:18 PM CST
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We made it into the low 40's today and in the sun, it is pretty nice. I don't want to stay in the shade long. Sticking tongue out
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Name: Lucky
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luckyzl230
Jan 11, 2016 8:20 PM CST
Thanks Tarev.
I wouldn't even think of putting them outside yet.
If anything, I would keep them in the same room that they are in but just move them out of the sound booth in the actual studio where I put the grow lights
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Jan 12, 2016 1:50 AM CST
Lucky -- Have you been misting them?
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Name: Lucky
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luckyzl230
Jan 12, 2016 8:42 AM CST
not for the 1st month. Now I have every week. but just the tips
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jan 14, 2016 12:28 AM CST
I have my plumeria happily wintering over in a sunny greenhouse that I can keep an average of 78 in the day and 55 at night. It's been a freaky mild winter so far. I could sense they almost didn't want to go dormant. I have one Orange NOID purchased locally that usually doesn't go dormant that remains leafy and green.There is one 10" cutting of Riviera Rainbow that refuses to go dormant. But she has mites, I think? sigh The challenge never ends no matter what the season.
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Name: Hetty
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Jan 14, 2016 4:27 AM CST

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Riviera Rainbow hangs on to its leaves much longer than other varieties.

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