Plumeria forum: Soft ( ish ) cutting

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Name: Steve
Sweden Zone 3b
Apr 5, 2016 1:14 PM CST
Hi I have just got home 3 cuttings, Champa Loas, one is on the soft side but if pricked with a pin top, middle and base there is white sap, cutting is not wringled and has good form. Is it failing or can a cutting be softish and still be fine?

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Apr 5, 2016 1:16 PM CST


Yes, a cutting can be soft and not rotting; it happens frequently at this time of year if it has been stored or shipped. If you have white sap flowing you should be ok. I recommend to submerge the whole cutting in a bucket of water for a day to see if it will rehydrate.
Name: Ken Ramsey
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Apr 5, 2016 1:20 PM CST
Steve, I am at a loss. I don't think that I have ever had a plant or a cutting that was soft but not rotting. As far as I know, all my viable plants and cuttings are really hard to the touch. Of course, I don't poke around on all my plants either. Hopefully someone else with more experience than I can help you with this question.
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Name: Steve
Sweden Zone 3b
Apr 5, 2016 1:27 PM CST
Thank you Hetty, Ken, yes it was shipped from Thailand, took almost 2 weeks, I'll keep an eye on it just to be sure.

Just a note, it has a greenish shiney head..

Hetty, ill check it for a couple of days and if not hardening ill submerg it.

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Name: Gigi
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Apr 6, 2016 9:44 PM CST
Steve post pics too, that would help.

Ken, I've had some cuttings that were given to me dehydrated so they are soft but once it gets rehydrated they are good to go.
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