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Jun 25, 2016 3:34 PM CST
Name: Tim
Hudson Valley New York (Zone 5b)
Plumerias
Hello, all....
First timer here. Started this 'Scott Pratt' May 15. About 2.5 weeks ago the first leaf popped but then everything seems to have stopped. Several other 'purple claws' about 1 inch long
just sitting at the top of each branch. Sighing!
This is in a pot, full sun all day. Soil is Cactus Mix. Watered 1x when first planted. Has recently been exposed to temps around 55 at night. (still cool here at night in the Hudson valley). Stem is firm / solid.

I've started others (whites, Celedines, Lei rainbow) and they have all progressed well beyond this point.
I assume patience is in order here?
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Jun 25, 2016 3:36 PM CST

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Yes. Scott Pratt is a notoriously slow rooter.
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Jun 26, 2016 5:53 AM CST
Name: Tim
Hudson Valley New York (Zone 5b)
Plumerias
Ok, Thank you! Thank You! Hurray!
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Jun 26, 2016 10:33 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Where my Celadine will take about 4 wks. to root (spring/summer) the SP will take 6-8 wks. You still are getting awfully cool nights and that slows down things as well. Be patient.
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Jun 26, 2016 11:39 AM CST

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It's not uncommon for Scott Pratt to take 6 months to fully root. And yes, those night temperatures make a big difference. I had a friend who used to say 'pot it up and then go bother something else for a while.'

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Jun 29, 2016 4:44 AM CST

Yes!! Its Looking Normal.
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Jun 29, 2016 4:04 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Agree..normal...patience ...patience...patience...will be your friend. nodding
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Jul 3, 2016 7:14 AM CST
Name: Tim
Hudson Valley New York (Zone 5b)
Plumerias
Thank you all for your reply's. You were right. A little over a week later and its starting to look like its finally rooted.
Ken, i brought it in at night and that seemed to help a great deal.


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Here is the collection:

1- White
2 -Celedine
1- Lei rainbow
1- Mystery
1 -Scott Pratt
1- Singapore (the little one on right, not rooted yet. I understand they take a long time)



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Jul 3, 2016 8:15 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Everything looks good to my eyes, @Box90. As I said, 6-8 wks. is the norm for rooting my Scott Pratt, but that's when my daytime temperatures are in the 90's and nighttime temperatures are above 70F. If yours has rooted in 6 wks., that's great. You are assembling a great collection of plumeria. You have two of the classics, the Celadine and Scott Pratt.
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Jul 6, 2016 8:51 PM CST
Name: Gigi Adenium
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@Box90 good collection.

Careful having too many rocks around your Plumeria, I heard that if it gets too hot, it might burn the base of your plumeria stems. (not sure how hot it will be in NY on summer time).

Also, our moderator, Hetty, always advices everyone to fill the pots up to the top, with dirt since. This will help minimize or prevent burning the base of your plumeria.
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Jul 7, 2016 6:30 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Please explain again how having the pot filled with soil prevents sunburn. My simple mind can't seem to grasp this. *Blush*
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Jul 7, 2016 7:09 AM CST
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
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In the forum topic "Stem rot in Plumeria Hetty states:
Dutchlady1 said:I agree, and it is most likely caused by the reflected heat off the sides of the pot. Please, always fill your pots all the way.
If this is only on one side the plant will be OK. If it is all the way around the cambium may be burned completely and the plant will no longer be able to thrive.
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Jul 7, 2016 8:34 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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How does a black, matte surface reflect either heat or sunlight? I just don't understand this and that's why I asked for an explanation. Dumb-as-dirt, I am. Sticking tongue out
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