Plumeria forum: Is this a pipe dream?

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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
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Moe
May 16, 2016 3:13 PM CST
This is a midsection I received( free of charge) am I dreaming with this? Is there anything I can do to improve its chances of producing growth?
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
May 16, 2016 3:46 PM CST

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Is it rooted?
Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America
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Moe
May 16, 2016 3:53 PM CST
I'm not sure !! I will find out tomorrow....We are getting some much needed rain here today as soon as that clears out I will find out..
Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
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Moe
May 17, 2016 6:28 AM CST
No roots on this one Hetty !! I kind of thought I was dreaming...The cutting is very stout....It has the biggest diameter of all of them ..I wonder of I should re cut it and try again or hang the idea up? Good news I checked a couple others and they have roots... Thank You!
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
May 17, 2016 8:02 AM CST
Jeff, I root "mid-section" pieces ever so often, and they root about like tips do. If the upper section, where three tips were taken, is non-viable, I would cut below those branches, exposing nice, fresh, tissue. If the bottom end looks good and solid, just leave it as is to root. I see absolutely no reason you won't have this stem root and branch.
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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
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Moe
May 17, 2016 9:47 AM CST
Thank you Ken !! The 3 tips on top have pretty much dried out..There is a definite separation at the top where you can see a transition from the dried out portion to the green or healthy area..I'm going to cut it off and give it a shot... I tip my hat to you.
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drdawg
May 17, 2016 10:29 AM CST
Go for it, @Moe. Thumbs up
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
May 17, 2016 2:17 PM CST

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Do not recut the bottom though, unless there is rot.
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drdawg
May 17, 2016 2:20 PM CST
drdawg said:Jeff, I root "mid-section" pieces ever so often, and they root about like tips do. If the upper section, where three tips were taken, is non-viable, I would cut below those branches, exposing nice, fresh, tissue. If the bottom end looks good and solid, just leave it as is to root. I see absolutely no reason you won't have this stem root and branch.


Yes, leave the lower end as is if it is still greenish and solid.
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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
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Moe
May 17, 2016 2:54 PM CST
Nope Hetty I didn't cut it...It looked to be in good condition no mush....I have cut the top to nice clean wood.., Thank You!
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drdawg
May 17, 2016 3:37 PM CST
Just sit back and be patient, Jeff. If you watch over plumeria too much, they get shy and won't perform. Whistling
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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
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Moe
May 17, 2016 4:45 PM CST
Or I will go insane !! At first I would wake up early in the morning and run outside to check progress..I almost lost my sanity with that situation... Sticking tongue out
Name: tarev
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tarev
May 17, 2016 5:35 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! That is why it helps to have other plants to focus on while waiting for the Plumies to show its beauty. It takes awhile or may even skip a season too ugh..even more frustration.
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
May 17, 2016 8:12 PM CST
Over the last several years, I cannot begin to tell you the number of people that have stated they have waited 8-10 years to see a particular plumeria bloom. That just blows my mind. Talk about patience. Whistling

I will have more inflo. this year than all the previous years combined. Of course, until about five years ago, I only had a handful of plumeria, and those handful were all derived from the three varieties I started out with 25 years ago. My number of inflo. right now number ten, and though that's no comparison compared to those who are serious plumeria growers, such as Hetty, it is still exciting. But I will see perhaps 6-10 first time bloomers (I am anticipating some unnamed cuttings and seedlings to bloom this summer). That alone is exciting. I will have to come up with a bunch of new names. I need to put my thinking-cap on. Rolling my eyes.
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