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Name: david sevitt
jerusalem israel
Mar 12, 2016 12:09 AM CST
i have 4 new cuttings of plumeria i prepared last year.
i kept them inside the house the whole winter.they are 40 centimetre long with no leaves.i am sure they have rooted since they developed new leaves last year.
my questions are:
1/one started to show some developement of leaves....does it mean i can take him and the others out into direct sunshine?the nights here are still cold sometimes 8 celcius.or they function on a diferent code like the lenght of day?
2/should i wait for each cutting to show signs of awaikining before i take them out?
3/is there any chance to see flowers from them at there first year?
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Mar 12, 2016 4:42 AM CST
Hello David
You can certainly take your newly rooted plumeria outside at this time. If your nights are still around 8 degrees, you may want to place them close to the house where they are a little protected. In any case do not leave them in those temperatures if it rains.
You can certainly see flowers the first year. But this is no guarantee!
Once you start to see good new growth I would go ahead and fertilize them with a well-balanced fertilizer.
Show us a picture if you get a chance!!
Name: david sevitt
jerusalem israel
Mar 12, 2016 10:24 PM CST
thanks for your reply.....i am talking about a covered that is good news they rain if...... is not an issue i will send a picture.....they are all different colors(will be)

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