Plumeria forum: Holy cow!

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Sep 7, 2016 4:35 PM CST
Wow, wow, wow. I waited 25 years to see my first seed pods grow (last year) from one of my plants, and I was so proud.

Yesterday, I finally got caught up with shipping plants and today was spent in my "Plumeria Patch". I fertilized, up-potted some, and staked some. While doing the chores I found three plants with seed pods. One has two, one has four, and one has twelve pods. Happy days are here again.

Can you see the twelve in photos 4 and 5?

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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Sep 7, 2016 4:49 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Big congratulations! You must have some very happy plants!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Sep 7, 2016 4:53 PM CST
I need to be more observant. How does someone NOT see 12 seed-pods on a plant? *Blush* I have a virtual jungle of plumeria.
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Name: James
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
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JamesAcclaims
Sep 7, 2016 4:53 PM CST
12 pods on one tree?! I would be happy with 1! Congrats! You must be elated!
I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Sep 7, 2016 6:56 PM CST
I am almost too tired to be elated, James. Sticking tongue out This heat and humidity is killing me. But I am certainly happy. Now do I allow these three plants to go dormant or baby them in the solarium over those 5 months? Question, questions, and too early to make those decisions.
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Sep 7, 2016 7:04 PM CST
I'd say they deserve a winter in your solarium! You have to reward them, lol!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Sep 7, 2016 7:05 PM CST
Thumbs up
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Sep 8, 2016 6:29 AM CST
Thank you, James, for the acorns gift. Hurray!
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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
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Moe
Sep 9, 2016 12:20 PM CST
How many pods can a podded tree pod !!! That's fantastic Ken !!! Thumbs up
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Sep 9, 2016 12:24 PM CST
Man, don't ask me, Jeff (even if its tongue in cheek). When it comes to seed-pods, I am a novice. I am amazed though, how many of my plumeria have decided to now grow inflo. It's a little late in the season for blooming. It looks like I'll have to make more room for them in the solarium when the time comes to put them all inside.
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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
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Moe
Sep 9, 2016 12:56 PM CST
If you grow those seeds will that give you the option to name a new variety of Plumeria? How does that work ??
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Sep 9, 2016 1:38 PM CST
Yep. Unless the plants are kept in completely controlled conditions, and pollinated by hand so that the pollinator is precisely known, each seedling will be a one-of-a-kind plant. The seedlings may be similar to the pod-parent, but not necessarily so, and certainly won't be a copy of the pod-parent. I will never know where the pollen came from. I know that my plants supplied the pollen (there may not be another plumeria in a 100 square mile area!), but I have over a dozen varieties that flowered in the spring/summer. I guess my plumeria can also self pollinate, but I will never know that. All I can do is list the pod-parent. When these seedlings flower, that's when I put a name to them.

I assume, particularly with the one that has 12 seed-pods, that every single flower could have been pollinated by a different plant, and thus, each seedling germinated from those twelve pods may be different. I guess, since these pods are growing by two's, and each two are from the same flower, I will have six different possibilities. This has gotten to be really fun stuff.
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Name: James
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
(Heat zone - 9, Sunset zone - 28)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Adeniums Tropicals Bromeliad
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JamesAcclaims
Sep 9, 2016 1:45 PM CST
Hurray! genetics!
I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Sep 9, 2016 2:26 PM CST
Now I'm to the double Holy cow. Sixteen seed-pods on that single Soft Pink plant. This is only a two year old, 4' tall plumeria.
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Name: James
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
(Heat zone - 9, Sunset zone - 28)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Adeniums Tropicals Bromeliad
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JamesAcclaims
Sep 9, 2016 2:59 PM CST
Holy geez, Ken!!! What are you going to do with all of these seeds?!

I am surprised myself that my 'Princess pink' that is only at one year old from a 6" cutting is already 5ft tall and is growing 4 pods!
I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Sep 9, 2016 3:57 PM CST
I don't know what I'll do with the seeds. That's something I will have to deal with next May/June.
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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
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Moe
Sep 9, 2016 7:54 PM CST
Neat stuff Ken !! This could get pretty exciting.... Thumbs up Thumbs up
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Sep 9, 2016 9:08 PM CST
Thumbs up
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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 9, 2016 10:06 PM CST
Oh wow Ken! When it rains it pours. I have a "potential" for 2 seedpods on my Confetti/ Barbados Showgirl.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Sep 10, 2016 5:48 AM CST
Good luck on those pods development, Gigi.
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