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NYC,NY ZONE 6
damiendelo
Apr 7, 2016 9:34 AM CST

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NYC,NY ZONE 6
damiendelo
Apr 7, 2016 1:49 PM CST
WILL ANYONE IN PLUMERIA LAND RESPOND?
FATHER DAMIEN-MARIE
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tarev
Apr 7, 2016 2:37 PM CST
Hello damiendelo, Welcome!
First, can you give us info as to where is your growing area located.
Next, your photo is a bit blurred. Can you describe what it is you think is wrong with your plant? Include if you are growing the plant outdoors or indoors. If indoors, kindly indicate direction of light it is getting, north/south/west/east. Also indicate what watering regimen have you been giving.
Third, is this a newly acquired plant, or a new cutting that has just gotten new leaves growing, did it bloom last year?

The more info, and more input to the manner of growing you are giving it,the more we can try an advise what can be remedied. Thanks!
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drdawg
Apr 7, 2016 5:43 PM CST
I agree
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NYC,NY ZONE 6
damiendelo
Apr 8, 2016 12:16 PM CST
Hi Tarev,
Thankyou for responding. I livevin NYC and as such have not access to outdoor garden so my plants are all growing inside in pots under full spectrum lights as we only have a northern exposure.
Have had many cuttings that didn't make it but let's save that for another. O.K, take out your favorite libatiion and hear my woe.
I have a 3 yr old songspore pink dwarf plumeria. Twice it had inflos that fell off. This past time while inflo fell off, tree produced 3 new branches.
Tree has many times sprouted a pluthora of lush health green leaves but suddenly will turn yelllow brown and leaves wither.
Mites keep returning. Have been spraying with neem oil.
Help!
Father Damien-Marie
Name: tarev
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tarev
Apr 8, 2016 1:04 PM CST
Thanks for the additional info Father Damien-Marie. Smiling

Do you happen to know what temperature is inside the room where you have your plant? Northern exposure light is rather weak, and it is good you have some extra lights there. Typically plumerias just go dormant during winter and colder temps. So it is natural for the plant to just drop off their leaves and any blooms it may have at that period. Unless you are really able to maintain the temperature, humidity and light needs it has, some growers who have climate controlled greenhouses can do it but it is a mixed thing..sometimes just got to respect the plant's dormancy.

They just resume more active growth again, when temps start to go warmer when overnights no longer go down to below 50F, and daylight hours go longer.

What is the condition of the entire stem, is it feeling firm..any soft spots below soil line? I would also check that part just to make sure it is not beginning to rot there, hence unable to sustain any new growth above.

As for the mites, I think just got to be patient with those pesky things..neem oil is a good remedy which you are already applying. Or maybe change the media as well..maybe it is just too spider mite infested as well, so it just keeps coming back.
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luckyzl230
Apr 8, 2016 11:53 PM CST
@damiendelo

I've replied to your original post about the neem oil. Please give a look at my reply.
Lucky Patrick

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