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Feb 8, 2016 8:18 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
@Dutchlady1, @AnnaZ recently sent me a T-Mail telling me that she is "baby-sitting" a 5' plumeria for a friend (Anna has a GH). Anna is in WI. Anna says that the tree has not lost leaves over the fall/winter months and asked why. I don't have an answer. I pampered my six trees in the S room and ultimately, most of those leaves still were lost.

Hetty, why wouldn't Anna's tree have lost the majority of its mature leaves?
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Feb 8, 2016 9:30 AM CST

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Some varieties lose their leaves much later than others. I'd like to see a picture.
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Feb 8, 2016 9:32 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
I asked Anna for pictures and she said she would try to go out to the GH and take some. Perhaps that tree is labeled?
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Feb 8, 2016 4:37 PM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
Nope, not labeled. Here is the pic, as promised. That is a 1 gallon jug in the pot for size comparison.

Thanks for asking the question, Ken.


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Feb 8, 2016 4:42 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
OK, @Dutchlady1. None of mine look so good, though several have started growing new leaves now. That pot must be 28-32" in diameter.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

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Feb 8, 2016 10:33 PM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
Well, I had a hell of a time moving it from its place in the yard up the ramp into the trailer. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Feb 9, 2016 7:50 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
I would have had to use my handy-dandy, hand-cart/dolly to move that pot. I have several that size and the dolly moves them all, as well as many that are half the size yet still weighty.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

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Feb 9, 2016 8:15 AM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
Well, yeah, but that WAS with the dolly. LOL
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Feb 9, 2016 8:48 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
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Feb 9, 2016 4:35 PM CST
Name: Lucky
Sacramento CA (Zone 9b)
Plumerias
OMG Is that the size when people start to refer it to it's true name as a tree and never mention it a plant again Thumbs up
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Feb 9, 2016 4:39 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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I have 2 noid plumeria in my greenhouse. They kept their leaves until this month, and then they turned yellow and dropped off. Both are bare now. I can't wait until they leaf out again, and I'm hoping for blooms this year.
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Feb 9, 2016 4:48 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
It is funny how we all have different times that our trees go dormant or semi-dormant. All fall I waited for leaf yellowing/dropping and finally thought that mine would just keep their leaves. I am just referring to the six trees in the S room. December/January began their dormancy and some lost all leaves and some most leaves. Now some of trees are beginning to leaf-out. The dormancy cycle certainly wasn't due to temperature, since the S room never got below 62F. The trees get several hours of sunlight but that sunlight is filtered by the roof-glass. I guess the suns intensity/time of exposure triggers the dormancy.

Lucky, I try to keep all my plumeria within 7' height. They are "trees" in nature, so the height probably doesn't matter. I do have 2-3 compact/dwarf varieties and it doesn't look like they will get over 4' tall (so far, anyway). I guess they are still trees, just dwarf ones. Thumbs up
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Feb 9, 2016 9:26 PM CST
Name: Lucky
Sacramento CA (Zone 9b)
Plumerias
I have 9 Plumerias that still have all there leaves. Not including the two you sent me that have rooted by the way Smiling
Celadine has 4 big leaves and Vera Cruz Rose has 2 big leaves and 3 small leaves.
Both have dropped there inflos for some reason but Vera Cruz is now branching out in 3 spots.
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Feb 10, 2016 7:36 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Apparently those nine like their growing conditions, Lucky. I am happy you got rooting. The Vera Cruz Rose is a vigorous grower and a faithful bloomer. It also makes a great root-stock plant if you are into grafting. The Celadine is as well.
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Feb 10, 2016 8:02 AM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
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Anna that certainly is a healthy looking tree! I have no explanation for the fact that it still has all its leaves, but would say - enjoy it!! Thumbs up
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Feb 10, 2016 9:36 AM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
As the King of Siam would have said ".......'tis a puzzlement............" LOL
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Feb 12, 2016 12:58 PM CST
Name: Gigi AdeniumPlumeria
Florida (Zone 9b)
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I will have to take a picture of my neighbors Trimark plumeria tree. It is full of leaves and has inflo. I live just a few houses away but all my plumeria, including the Trimark, do not have any leaves.

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Feb 12, 2016 1:01 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox
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When we were in Florida in December, the garden had over 100 plumerias. Most of them had no leaves. A few had inflos and no leaves, and several of them looked like it was summer. They were full of leaves and flowers and growing happily. It must just be differences with microclimates or species.
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Feb 12, 2016 1:32 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
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Thumbs up microclimates AND species/varieties, I would say, Karen. I see huge differences all the time.
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Feb 12, 2016 4:20 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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I agree Should have said "AND".
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